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November 03, 2023

Hawaiian Electric advances Wildfire Safety Strategy, expands grid resilience work

Hawaiian Electric today announced actions it is taking as part of its Wildfire Safety Strategy, particularly in drought-stricken areas at elevated risk for wildfires.

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April

April 09, 2024

AES Hawaii Launches Company’s First Solar-plus-Storage Facility on Oahu

Today, AES Hawaii celebrated the launch of its West Oahu solar-plus-storage project in Kapolei – the company’s first facility to combine solar generation and battery energy storage on Oahu. The launch was commemorated with a blessing ceremony at the project site and reception at the nearby University of Hawaii-West Oahu campus.

April 04, 2024

April 4-5: Hawaiian Electric to perform aerial inspections in Kaanapali area using drone technology

Hawaiian Electric will be using unmanned aircraft, or drones, for aerial inspections of its infrastructure in the Kaanapali, West Maui area on Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weather permitting.

April 03, 2024

Utility pole replacement Mon. near Haleiwa Beach Park to affect traffic signals at Kamehameha, Joseph P. Leong hwys

Hawaiian Electric crews will replace a utility pole and equipment near Haleiwa Beach Park on Monday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. An outage is needed to safely perform the work, affecting traffic signals at the intersection of Kamehameha and Joseph P. Leong highways where special duty police and flagmen will direct motorists.

April 02, 2024

Hawaiian Electric helps to power West Maui temporary school

In collaboration with federal and state agencies, Hawaiian Electric crews worked to interconnect and power the newly constructed temporary school King Kamehameha III Elementary campus that opened to students on April 1.

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.

March

March 29, 2024

Utility work to close one lane of Hawaii Belt Road in Kona

Hawaiian Electric crews will replace three utility poles on Hawaii Belt Road, also known as Mamalahoa Highway, in Kailua-Kona on April 3-4 and April 9-10.

March 28, 2024

Employee-led workplace campaign results in over $316,000 raised for Aloha United Way in 2023

A year-long workplace campaign led by Hawaiian Electric employees resulted in raising more than $316,000 for Aloha United Way, the nonprofit working to advance the health, education and financial stability of the Hawaii community. Guided by the campaign theme Pilina, the Hawaiian meaning “to come together,” employees united with retirees and IBEW Local 1260 to amplify their fundraising efforts.

March 25, 2024

Tight supply of electricity on Hawaii Island drives need for conservation through April

Hawaiian Electric is asking all Hawaii Island customers to reduce or shift their electricity use over the next month.

March 05, 2024

Moratorium on disconnections of electric service for nonpayment for Maui customers extended through May 4

Suspension of service disconnections for all Hawaiian Electric customers on Maui has been extended through at least May 4, 2024, in accordance with the extension of Gov. Josh Green’s emergency proclamation. Maui customers who are financially challenged by the devastating wildfires will not have to worry about potential disconnection of their electric service.

February

February 29, 2024

Hawaiian Electric seeks public comment regarding next round of renewable energy procurements

Hawaiian Electric is seeking public comment for the preliminary draft of the Integrated Grid Planning Request for Proposals (IGP RFP), the latest phase of clean energy procurements aimed at stabilizing rates and advancing energy equity, growing the marketplace for large-scale renewables, creating a modern and resilient grid, and securing reliability as existing fossil fuel generators reach the end of their useful lives.

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