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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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February

February 13, 2020

Hawaiian Electric innovators win technology awards

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.

February 12, 2020

Hawaiian Electric renewable energy rises to 28%

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.

February 10, 2020

National organizations cite Hawaii clean energy leadership and innovation

Two nationally recognized organizations are highlighting Hawaii’s leadership and innovation in clean energy transformation.

January

January 20, 2020

Hawaiian Electric grant to Ka Ahahui o Ka Nahelehele helps sustain ohia

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.

January 17, 2020

2019 saw 21% jump in solar generation capacity

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.

January 15, 2020

Regulators approve electric vehicle charging network plan for Maui

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved Hawaiian Electric’s plan to own and operate four potential EVohana sites on Maui that will offer lower charging rates incentivizing EV drivers to plug in during the day when solar energy is abundant.

January 14, 2020

Results of Hawaiian Electrics’ State VEX Robotics Championships

Seven high school and three middle school robotics teams earned top honors among 37 teams from Hawaii Island, Maui, and Oahu at Hawaiian Electric’s Hawaii State VEX Robotics Championships held Jan. 11 at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

January 06, 2020

Pulama Lanai in talks with Hawaiian Electric on possible purchase of Lanai utility

Hawaiian Electric is in exploratory discussions with Pulama Lanai about the possible sale of the Lanai utility. Any transaction would require the approval of the PUC and would include public discussions with Lanai businesses and residents to ensure that the transaction is in the public interest.

January 03, 2020

Hawaiian Electric, Puna Geothermal Venture reach new agreement to reduce cost, expand output

Hawaiian Electric and Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) have reached agreement on an amended contract that will significantly lower electric bills on Hawaii Island, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the island’s renewable portfolio standard to nearly 70 percent.

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