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September 30, 2019

Updated renewable project status board now online

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.

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March

March 27, 2019

Six low-priced solar-plus-storage projects approved for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii 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).

March 25, 2019

Hawaiian Electric employees and retirees raise more than $400,000 for Aloha United Way

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.

March 22, 2019

Hawaiian Electric honored for best practices in outage communications

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.

March 21, 2019

Energy Systems Integration Group honors five from Hawaii for utility leadership excellence

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.

March 21, 2019

PUC approves special rates for electric buses

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.

March 07, 2019

Nineteen Hawaii VEX IQ robotics teams qualify for 2019 World Championships

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.

February

February 28, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies corporate donations exceed $1,000,000 in 2018

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.

February 26, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies achieve 27 percent renewable energy in 2018 despite loss of geothermal

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.

February 04, 2019

Project Footprint rewards carbon-reducing activities

Hawaiian Electric Companies’ new Project Footprint initiative rewards customers for reducing their carbon footprint and helping to build a more sustainable Hawaii.

January

January 18, 2019

Sharon Suzuki named president of Maui County and Hawaii Island utilities

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.

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