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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.
Koa Ridge 46kV Overhead Line Relocation Project
Hawaiian Electric plans to relocate a portion of its existing 46kV overhead sub-transmission line, located in Koa Ridge, to allow the developer to build a community park as part of future residential development plans. The proposed work will involve moving infrastructure from an existing 46kV overhead pole line to an existing 138kV overhead pole line.
To meet the increased energy needs of Oahu’s fastest growing region, Hawaiian Electric has received approval from the Public Utilities Commission to build a new substation within D.R. Horton’s Hoopili community in East Kapolei. The project will begin construction in March 2022 and will be in service by November 2022.
North Kohala Microgrid
In October 2021, we filed a draft Request for Proposals with the Public Utilities Commission for a BESS that would be integrated with a microgrid controller system owned and operated by Hawaiian Electric. Both would be located next to Hawaiian Electric’s Hawi substation and completed in November 2024, if approved.
Self-Build Battery Energy Storage Systems on Maui and Hawaii Island
Hawaiian Electric plans to build battery energy storage systems on company-owned land at Waena near the Central Maui Landfill and at Keahole Power Plant. These self-build projects will help the electric grid to accommodate more renewable sources and ensure grid stability while reducing thermal plant emissions.