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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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).
The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved Hawaiian Electric's proposal for no rate increase for Oahu customers.
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.
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.
Paeahu Solar, a utility-scale renewable energy plus battery project in South Maui, has been approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.