April 01, 2024

New framework streamlines choices for Hawaiian Electric customers in rooftop solar and energy storage programs

Hawaiian Electric today launched a new framework that streamlines choices for customers participating in the company’s rooftop solar energy programs. “Smart Renewable Energy” represents the next step in Hawaiian Electric’s push to bring more customer-sited renewable energy resources onto the grid as Hawaii strives to achieve its ambitious clean energy goals.

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December 30, 2022

Battery Bonus customer incentive program hits milestone

Hawaiian Electric’s Battery Bonus program, which provides a cash incentive and bill credits to customers who add battery storage to their rooftop solar systems, has reached a milestone on Oahu with 30% of its allotted capacity filled.

December 29, 2022

AES Waikoloa Solar + Storage Project is 85% Powered, Soon to Provide Hawaiian Electric with Clean Energy for Hawaii Island Homes

The AES Waikoloa Solar + Storage project is being tested up to 85% of its capacity, producing clean energy for Hawaiian Electric to provide the Hawaii Island grid with electricity at 9 cents per kilowatt-hour, one of the lowest rates for energy in the state.

December 15, 2022

Hawaiian Electric donates $15,500 to Ke Kula O Piilani to strengthen integrated culture-based STEM curriculum

Hawaiian Electric recently donated $15,500 to Ke Kula O Piilani to support the school’s innovative program that integrates modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with traditional Hawaiian knowledge and aina-based learning.

December 01, 2022

Hawaiian Electric preparing for potential impacts from Mauna Loa eruption

Hawaiian Electric is preparing for potential impacts from the Mauna Loa eruption that began late Sunday, Nov. 27.


November 22, 2022

Hawaiian Electric announces 7 solar projects to benefit low- and moderate-income customers on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui

Hawaiian Electric has selected seven solar projects on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui to be the first on each island to offer the shared solar program (also known as community-based renewable energy or CBRE) to help lower the electric bills of customers who meet low- and moderate-income (LMI) levels and are unable to install privately-owned rooftop solar.

November 16, 2022

Scammers preying on vulnerable utility customers, targeting small businesses during peak hours

With worries about the current economy and making ends meet, many utility customers in Hawaii are particularly vulnerable to scams. A proliferation of crypto currency kiosks and cash apps for mobile phones has only added to the problem.

November 04, 2022

Corporate donations support West Oahu holiday festivities

Hawaiian Electric has contributed a total of $11,000 in donations and additional support to three West Oahu nonprofit organizations for their Christmas festivities that will brighten the holidays for the community. Donations varied amongst the nonprofits based on the event scope.

November 03, 2022

Hawaiian Electric protects Maui’s seabirds with long-term plan

As part of its continued efforts to protect and preserve Maui’s unique avian species, Hawaiian Electric is taking steps to prepare a long-term Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).


October 25, 2022

Hawaiian Electric launches Charge Up Commercial pilot to reduce upfront costs of installing EV chargers

Hawaiian Electric is accepting applications for its new Charge Up Commercial pilot program that can help customers significantly reduce the upfront cost of installing electric vehicle charging equipment at locations such as stores, businesses, condominiums, office buildings and fleet and parking facilities.

October 19, 2022

Pre-orders launch for new fundraiser cookbook “Pilina”

Pre-orders launch today for “Pilina – Connecting through the rich, local flavors of our islands,” a 150-page cookbook published by Hawaiian Electric employees as a fundraiser to benefit United Way agencies across its service areas.

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