Our Story

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Our Story

As one of Hawaii's oldest and largest companies, we are deeply committed to our customers, neighbors, and friends.

In 2000, our efforts were recognized by several organizations:

  • Corporate Partner of the Year and Ulupono award from the Bishop Museum
  • Corporate Education Award from the Hawaii Audubon Society
  • Good Neighbor Award recipient from the American Red Cross

In 2001, Hawaii's Renewable Portfolio Standard is enacted into law (Act 272) setting renewable energy targets of 7 percent by 2003, 8 percent by 2005 and 9 percent by the end of 2010. Net Energy Metering program for rooftop solar customers is established.

In 2003, Hawaiian Electric was presented the "Mauli Ola" award (the breath of life) for its support in all three of the American Lung Association's primary programs - Tobacco Control, Asthma Education and Clean Air Quality. Hawaiian Electric was the first major corporation in Hawaii to implement a company-wide no-smoking policy, protecting air quality with power plant efficiency, and supporting Lung Association programs such Open Airways for Schools® asthma program and Asthma Sports Day Camps.

In 2004, Hawaiian Electric completes a 13-mile underground fuel pipeline from Campbell Industrial Park to Waiau Power Plant.

On Aug. 28, 2005, the last The Electric Kitchen television show airs. A recurring The Electric Kitchen newspaper feature continues.