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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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.
Hawaiian Electric has worked with the solar industry and regulators to cut by nearly half the time from application to activation of a new private rooftop solar system – saving about two months. This and other improvements aim to let customers reap the financial benefits of solar sooner and boost the solar industry as a vital part of the state’s economic recovery.
Hawaiian Electric and HEI employees, HEI Charitable Foundation donate over $150,000 to United Way to support families in need during COVID-19 crisis
Hawaiian Electric and HEI employees, and the HEI Charitable Foundation partnered with Aloha United Way (AUW), Maui United Way and Hawaii Island United Way to raise money for the Hawaii COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.
Hawaiian Electric and HEI Charitable Foundation support Hawaii Island families during COVID-19 pandemic
Hawaiian Electric and the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation (HEICF) recently donated $21,000 to three Hawaii Island non-profit organizations that are feeding communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hawaiian Electric selects 16 projects in largest quest for renewable energy, energy storage for 3 islands
Sixteen solar-plus-storage or standalone storage projects on three islands have been selected in the latest phase of Hawaiian Electric’s transition to using 100 percent renewable energy to generate electricity by 2045.
Hawaiian Electric and Pulama Lanai have ended discussions about a potential sale of the electric system on Lanai, which will continue to be owned and operated by the utility.
Hawaiian Electric donates $20,000 to Maui Food Bank to help with additional shipments for Molokai residents
More than 33,000 pounds of food will be distributed by the Maui Food Bank to Molokai residents in need through a $20,000 contribution from the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation (HEICF).
Hawaiian Electric has suspended service disconnections for nonpayment through June 30 to ensure customers’ electricity needs are met as stay-at-home orders are extended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hawaiian Electric is beginning work on a greatly expanded Community-Based Renewable Energy program, based on recent approvals by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.