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September 15, 2020

Customers urged to act now, apply for CARES Act funds

Customers challenged by the financial impact of COVID-19 are urged to apply now for utility bill assistance from government and nonprofit sources. Millions of dollars in federal CARES Act funding are available only until the end of the year.

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October

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.

September 15, 2020

Customers urged to act now, apply for CARES Act funds

Customers challenged by the financial impact of COVID-19 are urged to apply now for utility bill assistance from government and nonprofit sources. Millions of dollars in federal CARES Act funding are available only until the end of the year.

September 08, 2020

Hawaiian Electric seeks PUC approval for Hawaii Island and Maui energy storage projects

Hawaiian Electric has filed applications with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) seeking approval for two proposed self-build Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) projects, one each on Hawaii Island at Keahole Power Plant and Maui at Waena.

August

August 25, 2020

Moratorium on disconnections extended to Dec. 31

Service disconnections for nonpayment have been suspended through Dec. 31, 2020. The company urges customers challenged by the financial impact of COVID-19 to seek utility bill assistance from government and nonprofits, and to set up a payment arrangement plan.

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