Our Commitment

Investing in the Future

Our company and employees are dedicated to serving the communities of Hawaii. We're investing in our infrastructure by upgrading utility poles, transmission lines and more. We are focused on partnering with independent power producers to develop the next generation of clean, renewable energy systems.

We want you to know about our activities in your area and welcome feedback and comments.

Ala Wai Canal Underground Cable Relocation

The State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) plans to dredge the Ala Wai Canal starting in June 2018 to facilitate dredging which allows for flood control and increased recreational use, pending approval of permits.

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Varentec Grid Optimization Project

Hawaiian Electric Company and Santa Clara-based Varentec, Inc. have announced a strategic partnership to install and validate performance of Varentec's technology for ensuring grid reliability and efficiency while allowing more private rooftop solar systems to be added to island grids.

The circuits chosen for this project are the Aalapapa (Lanikai) and Enchanted Lakes in Kailua. These circuits were identified for this project because of its high/rising level of rooftop solar penetration and its mixed characteristic of 4 kilovolt (kV) and 12 kV service lines.

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AES-CEIP 2 138 kV Overhead Transmission Line Relocation

Hawaiian Electric plans to relocate approximately 4,500 feet of the AES-CEIP 2 138 kV transmission line as a result of negotiation terms for the construction of a regional drainage channel and the Kapolei Harborside development.

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Fort Shafter Mauka Substation Underground 46kV Circuits

On January 17, 2017, Hawaiian Electric, Inc. (“Hawaiian Electric”) filed an application in Docket No. 2017-0008 requesting a Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) determination that two 46 kilovolt (“kV”) subtransmission lines, as described later in this Application, be constructed above and below the surface of the ground, pursuant to Section 269-27.6(a) of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”).

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Grid Modernization Strategy

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission directed the Hawaiian Electric Companies to make an initial draft of the Grid Modernization Strategy available for stakeholder review and comment no later than June 30, 2017, with the final Grid Modernization Strategy documents be filed with the commission no later than August 29, 2017. The Grid Modernization Strategy is part of a proposed new planning process known as "Integrated Grid Planning" that integrates the needs at all levels of the system.

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Smart Grid Initial Project

We're modernizing the electric system by developing a more robust, 21st-century smart grid to better serve you.

For more information about the smart grid and smart meter upgrades, please visit our Smart Grid and Smart Meters pages or call our Smart Grid Hotline at (808) 440-4977.