Progress on renewable energy and resilience continued to drive the transformation of the Hawaiian Electric Companies in 2018.
Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui Electric Company, has been named to the new position of President, Maui County and Hawaii Island Utilities, responsible for overseeing the administration of the two companies that serve 157,000 customers on Hawaii, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.
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.
Hawaiian Electric Company crews will be installing transformers mounted on two utility poles along Farrington Highway in the Nanakuli and Maili areas, on Thursday, Jan. 17, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Hawaiian Electric Company will be replacing a utility pole along Kamehameha Highway near the Heeia Bridge in Kaneohe. The work will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 15 and 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Hawaiian Electric Company crews will replace a utility pole along Likelike Highway near Emmeline Place in Honolulu, on Thursday, Jan. 10. Because the pole supports power lines that cross over all lanes of Likelike Highway, the highway will be completely closed in that area, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hawaiian Electric Company has opened its newest electric vehicle DC fast charger at Times Square Shopping Center in Pearl City at 98-1254 Kaahumanu Street near VCA Family and Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center and Al Phillips Cleaner at the south end of the shopping center.
Hawaiian Electric Companies have submitted contracts for seven grid-scale, solar-plus-storage projects on three islands to the Public Utilities Commission for review.