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April 19, 2019

Hawaiian Electric marks Earth Day with Sustainability Report

To mark Earth Day, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are releasing their 12th annual Sustainability Report for 2018-19, describing efforts to address climate change, enhance community resilience and sustainability, and move Hawaii closer to 100 percent clean energy by 2045, or sooner.

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August

August 14, 2018

New twist on old scam: Crooks now demanding payments for 'overdue' utility bills in bitcoin

Scammers are targeting customers of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, and the latest surge of callers are threatening businesses with immediate disconnection if they don’t get paid in the digital currency known as bitcoin.

August 02, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies seek information on renewable energy project opportunities

The Hawaiian Electric Companies want to know about potential renewable energy project opportunities that may not have qualified under an earlier request for proposals.

July

July 20, 2018

Applications for community solar projects off to strong start

Ten days after the Hawaiian Electric Companies launched the first phase of community solar, the companies have received four applications for capacity on Oahu, four for Maui Island, three for Hawaii Island, and one for Molokai from proposed subscriber organizations that plan to build and operate community solar facilities.

July 18, 2018

EPRI Awarded $1.8 Million for Solar Forecasting Technology Research

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced today a $1.8 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to develop and demonstrate new methods to operate power systems with high penetrations of solar power.

July 13, 2018

Hawaiian Electric corporate giving supports statewide STEM activities

In the first half of 2018, Hawaiian Electric donated $78,000 to support organizations that are advancing science, technology, engineering and math learning and enrichment opportunities for Hawaiʻi students and educators across the state.

July 10, 2018

Community solar websites opening for business

The Hawaiian Electric Companies will begin accepting applications at 8 a.m. HST on Wednesday, July 11 from qualified subscriber organizations that wish to build and operate a community solar facility on Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui or Hawaii Island in the first phase of Community-Based Renewable Energy.

July 09, 2018

Prospective community solar developers can learn more through Hawaiian Electric Companies webinar

The Hawaiian Electric Companies will offer an online webinar to provide information to any company, organization, developer or group interested in proposing a solar project under the first phase of the Community-Based Renewable Energy program.

July 03, 2018

Regulators approve community solar plans

The Hawaiian Electric Companies are preparing to open the first phase of the Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) program next week for applications by qualified subscriber organizations that wish to build and operate a community solar facility.

June

June 21, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies take steps to implement first phase of grid modernization strategy

Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light have outlined a set of cost-effective actions to modernize the electric grids on five islands, including the launch of an online portal where users can monitor their energy use.

June 13, 2018

All four Hawaii counties formally join Drive Electric Hawaii

Hawaii's four counties have formally joined Drive Electric Hawaii (DEH) to promote electric transportation for a clean energy future goals, and the county mayors’ commitment to eliminate fossil fuels from ground transportation across the state by 2045.

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