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January 16, 2019

2018 saw 5% jump in residential rooftop solar installations

Installation of residential rooftop solar systems used by Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light customers increased by 5.3 percent in 2018 from 2017, continuing Hawaii’s leadership as the No. 1 state for private rooftop solar.

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February

February 23, 2018

Spike in scam phone calls prompts renewed warnings for customers of The Hawaiian Electric Companies

Scammers are once again targeting customers of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, and the companies want customers who receive these scam calls to "Just hang up!"

February 09, 2018

First Hawaiian Electric rate increase in 6 years approved

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an order approving revised tariffs for Hawaiian Electric’s first base-rate increase in more than six years.

February 09, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies ask approval to seek new renewable generation for Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island

To continue progress toward achieving 100 percent clean energy for Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light are asking the Public Utilities Commission for approval to seek 300 megawatts of generation powered by renewables.

February 08, 2018

The Hawaiian Electric Companies get the go-ahead on grid modernization plans

Regulators have approved for implementation the Hawaiian Electric Companies' multi-year grid modernization strategy, paving the way for upgrades that will create renewable-ready island grids and improve reliability.

February 08, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies achieved 27 percent renewable energy in 2017

The Hawaiian Electric Companies achieved a consolidated 27 percent renewable portfolio standard in 2017, up from 26 percent the year before. The increase was achieved primarily by the addition of new grid-scale and private rooftop solar systems.

February 07, 2018

The Hawaiian Electric Companies to launch two new rooftop solar programs

The Hawaiian Electric Companies will soon offer two new private rooftop solar programs designed to help maintain service reliability and stability as we integrate more renewable energy on our island grids.

February 07, 2018

Regulators approve new program to reward customers for sharing control of energy use

The Public Utilities Commission has approved a comprehensive new portfolio of programs that will reward customers of the Hawaiian Electric Companies who can use their own equipment to participate in the management of the electricity grid.

January

January 24, 2018

NRG Energy Breaks Ground on Three Hawaii Solar Projects

NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), in partnership with the Hawaiian Electric Company, Kamehameha Schools and others, has broken ground on three grid-scale solar power projects on the island of Oahu that will significantly contribute to the Hawaii goal of 100percent clean, renewable energy for electricity by 2045.

January 22, 2018

State VEX Tournament Champions headed to VEX Worlds

Nineteen (19) robotics teams from across Hawaii achieved significant scores and demonstrated exceptional skill and performance at the Hawaiian Electric Companies Hawaii State VEX Championships held Jan. 13-14 at Kamehameha Schools.

January 19, 2018

Kokua Champions rewarded with grants to their favorite nonprofits

Hawaiian Electric employees Mari Cardines, Barney Choy and Nathan Yuen are recipients of the 2017 Kokua Community Champion Service Award from the HEI Charitable Foundation (HEICF).

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