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.
Hawaiian Electric has installed a DC fast charger for electric vehicles at the new Puna Kai Shopping Center in Pahoa. It is the sixth publicly-accessible fast charger owned and operated by Hawaiian Electric on Hawaii Island.
The 29 grid-scale renewable energy projects planned or under construction on four islands represent between $3.5 billion and $4 billion in investment in Hawaii’s clean energy economy, according to an estimate by Hawaiian Electric.
Hawaiian Electric will extend the moratorium on disconnections for nonpayment through Sept. 1, and urges customers who are having difficulty paying their bill to contact the company well before September to consider payment options.
Rooftop solar applications and interconnections are increasing this year over last year, despite the coronavirus pandemic, across Hawaiian Electric’s five-island service territory.
Hawaiian Electric is seeking information from owners of land or even large rooftops and parking lots on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii island, Maui, and Molokai that could be available for future renewable energy projects that will benefit all electric customers.
Hawaiian Electric residential customers may be receiving higher bills than last month, for several reasons.
Hawaiian Electric will host the first of three Drive Electric Dialogues focused on Electric Bus Make Ready Infrastructure on Wednesday, June 10, 10-11:30 am.
Hawaiian Electric has posted details of 16 solar-plus-storage or standalone-storage projects selected in the latest phase of the clean energy transition for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island.
Hawaiian Electric will resume critical resilience projects such as replacing utility poles – work normally done before hurricane season but delayed due to COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders. Customers will be notified if the scheduled work requires outages.
Hawaiian Electric today revised its pending rate request and will now seek no increase in its rates on Oahu.