The Hawaiian Electric Companies have created an online renewable project status board that lists 17 grid-scale projects currently proposed or underway on four islands.
Six grid-scale solar-plus-battery storage projects, the largest and lowest-cost portfolio of renewable energy resources to be assembled at one time in Hawaii, have been approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
Employees and retirees of Hawaiian Electric raised $417,633 for Aloha United Way (AUW) during a year-long fundraising campaign to support the nonprofit agency’s mission of building stronger, more resilient communities.
We have received a 2019 Best Practices Award in Outage Communications from Chartwell, Inc. for the development, implementation and promotion of a mobile app and online outage map/reporting tool that has resulted in significant new engagement with customers.
Five individuals from Hawaii utilities, including four from the Hawaiian Electric Companies, were among 40 national winners of the Energy Systems Integration Group’s 2019 Excellence Awards.
The move to replace fossil-fueled, combustion engine buses with cleaner, quieter, more efficient electric buses on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii islands got a boost from Public Utilities Commission approval of a pilot program offering special time-of-use rates for electric bus charging.
Eight middle school and 11 elementary school robotics teams qualified for the 2019 VEX World Championships during Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Hawaii State VEX IQ Championships.
For the year ending 2018, the Hawaiian Electric Companies contributed a total of $1,052,650 to support hundreds of non-profit, charitable and social welfare organizations across its service territories on Oahu, Maui county and Hawaii Island in efforts to create strong, sustainable and resilient communities.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies achieved a consolidated 27 percent renewable portfolio standard in 2018, even with the loss of Hawaii Island’s geothermal resource for most of the year following the Kilauea volcanic eruption.
Hawaiian Electric Companies’ new Project Footprint initiative rewards customers for reducing their carbon footprint and helping to build a more sustainable Hawaii.
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.