Energy Assist Programs

The Energy Assist Programs provide financial assistance for those who are in need.  Learn more about the state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Hawaiian Electric’s Ohana Energy Gift Program, and Special Medical Needs program.


LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federal program that provides qualifying low-income households with a one-time credit to offset household energy costs. Applicants may apply, once per program year, for one of two types of credit: Energy Credit (EC) or Emergency Crisis Intervention (ECI).


Ohana Energy Gift Program

The Ohana Energy Gift is a thoughtful and practical way to gift friends and family or to help others in need.


Special Medical Needs

The Special Medical Needs program is designed to help assist with the costs of customers who may be in need. Customers that are dependent on life support equipment used in their homes and/or have increased heating and cooling needs due to their medical conditions, may qualify for reduced electricity rates.