Hawaiian Electric continues to adjust its operations to reduce the potential spread of coronavirus, including postponing less urgent repair and maintenance work, and closing walk-in customer payment centers at least through April.
March 16 - 27: Hawaiian Electric aerial line inspections with drones, helicopter in Central and West Maui areas
Hawaiian Electric will be using unmanned aircraft, or drones, and a helicopter to perform aerial power line inspections between Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the West Maui and Central Maui areas and weather permitting.
For the third consecutive year, the Manoa Elementary School robotics team 10142Y captured the Excellence Award at the 2020 Hawaiian Electric Hawaii State Elementary School VEX IQ Championships held at Kamehameha Schools’ Kapalama Campus on Feb. 15.
Ever wonder how Hawaii will achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2045? Communities are an important part of the process, which is why we are hosting public meetings where residents can learn about the work to meet clean energy milestones and take part in the company’s Integrated Grid Planning conversation.
In 2019, Hawaiian Electric gave a total of $1,024,776 in corporate grants, contributions and sponsorships to nonprofit organizations across Oahu, Hawaii Island, and Maui County.
Aki Marceau is our new director of Electrification of Transportation. She will lead and coordinate the work to advance fossil-fuel free transportation solutions across the company’s five-island service territory.
Two Hawaiian Electric engineers have received prestigious Technology Transfer Awards from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for their achievements in collaborative research and development projects.
Hawaiian Electric achieved a 28.4 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard in 2019 despite having significantly lower wind energy production and not having Hawaii Island’s geothermal resource available.
Two nationally recognized organizations are highlighting Hawaii’s leadership and innovation in clean energy transformation.
The nonprofit Ka Ahahui o Ka Nahelehele, which works to protect Hawaii’s dryland forests, has received a $27,500 grant from Hawaiian Electric for its Rapid Ohia Death Seed Banking Initiative, an effort to preserve seeds from the native ohia tree for future forest reforestation.
The completion of large grid-scale projects and thousands of residential solar systems provided the largest-ever annual increase in solar capacity on Hawaiian Electric’s five island systems.