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February 15, 2021

Hawaiian Electric hits nearly 35% renewable energy, exceeding state mandate

Driven by higher solar energy and wind production and lower consumer demand, Hawaiian Electric achieved a 34.5 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in 2020.

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October

October 23, 2020

Hawaiian Electric proposes upgrades for renewable energy transition

In its transition to use more renewable energy to power Maui while maintaining reliable service, Hawaiian Electric submitted an application to build a new switchyard and make equipment conversions to retire its oil-fired generating units at the Kahului Power Plant (KPP).

October 22, 2020

Regulators approve Hawaiian Electric proposal for no increase in Oahu rates

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved Hawaiian Electric's proposal for no rate increase for Oahu customers.

October 19, 2020

CARES Act funding for businesses available for limited time

Businesses struggling with the financial impact of COVID-19 are urged to apply now for financial assistance from government and nonprofit sources that cover utility bills and other costs. Millions of dollars in additional federal CARES Act funding have been made available through the end of the year.

October 18, 2020

2020 Astronaut Veach Day of Discovery goes virtual on OCT. 24

The 19th annual Lacy Veach Day of Discovery, a free science event which honors the achievements and legacy of the late astronaut Charles Lacy Veach who fondly called Hawaii his home, will be going virtual on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, 12-1:30 p.m.

October 07, 2020

PUC approves solar-battery project for South Maui

Paeahu Solar, a utility-scale renewable energy plus battery project in South Maui, has been approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

September

September 30, 2020

Hawaiian Electric donates electric vehicles to University of Hawaii Maui College Native Hawaiian program

Hawaiian Electric recently presented a donation of two 2012 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles (EV) to the University of Hawaii Maui College’s (UHMC) Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Educational Program to provide mechanics hands-on experience in maintaining and repairing EVs.

September 24, 2020

Hawaiian Electric monitoring brush fire on Waahila Ridge

Hawaiian Electric is closely monitoring the path of a brush fire on Waahila Ridge above Manoa Valley. The fire was first reported near the East-West Center about 11:30 a.m.

September 23, 2020

Hawaiian Electric virtual community meeting on Oct. 20 to discuss renewable energy progress on Maui

Hawaiian Electric will host a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., to share updates on efforts to bring more renewable energy to the island.

September 22, 2020

Hawaiian Electric to continue priority grid upgrades, some requiring customer outages

Even with Oahu under a stay-at-home order, Hawaiian Electric continues to complete high-priority resilience projects such as replacing damaged utility poles – work that occasionally requires a customer outage.

September 16, 2020

New renewable projects submitted to regulators will produce lower-cost electricity, advance clean energy

Hawaiian Electric has submitted eight contracts for new grid-scale renewable energy and storage projects on Oahu and Maui to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review and approval.

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