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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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November

November 19, 2020

Maui County outage map now available on Hawaiian Electric mobile app

Maui County customers can now retrieve outage information, receive outage alerts and see outages mapped on Maui, Molokai and Lanai from the Hawaiian Electric mobile app.

November 19, 2020

Hawaiian Electric proposes shared solar programs and projects on Molokai and Lanai

Hawaiian Electric’s proposal to launch shared solar or Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) programs and projects on Molokai and Lanai featuring solar photovoltaic (PV) paired with battery energy storage systems (BESS) will be the topic at separate community meetings.

November 16, 2020

Hawaii utilities urge customers to stay vigilant against scammers during Utility Scam Awareness Week, pandemic

Hawaii utilities are asking customers to remain vigilant as scam calls and phishing – already more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic – ramp up heading into the holidays.

November 13, 2020

Hawaiian Electric employees publish Stay Home, Cook Rice fundraiser cookbook

Continuing a long-time tradition of giving back to the community, Hawaiian Electric employees are raising funds for United Way chapters on Oahu, Maui County, and Hawaii Island through Stay Home, Cook Rice – A Pandemic Limited Edition cookbook.

November 12, 2020

Puna Geothermal Venture back online after 2½ years, sends power to Hawaii Island grid

Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) has begun supplying electricity to the Hawaii Island grid, two and a half years after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano put it out of operation.

November 02, 2020

Hawaiian Electric approved to take over electric systems at 12 U.S. Army facilities on Oahu

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved Hawaiian Electric’s acquisition of the electric distribution systems serving 12 U.S. Army installations on Oahu, including Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, Tripler Amy Medical Center, Fort Shafter and Army housing areas.

October

October 30, 2020

Installation of new steel poles at Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area to improve resilience in East Oahu

Starting Monday, Nov. 2, until Wednesday, Nov. 25, Hawaiian Electric crews will install new steel poles at Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area to replace the existing aluminum tower structures which are several decades old.

October 23, 2020

Hawaiian Electric proposes upgrades for renewable energy transition

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).

October 22, 2020

Regulators approve Hawaiian Electric proposal for no increase in Oahu rates

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved Hawaiian Electric's proposal for no rate increase for Oahu customers.

October 19, 2020

CARES Act funding for businesses available for limited time

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.

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