Clean Energy Hawaii

Our Islands are blessed with an abundance of clean, renewable energy sources. The Hawaiian Electric Companies are committed to integrating these new and evolving technologies to maximize our state's self-sufficiency and provide our customers with more stable and predictable pricing. These technologies include:

The ability to produce clean energy, mostly or completely from local and homegrown resources, will create positive change for our economy, our environment, our communities and our freedom from oil-based dependency.

Read our detailed energy plans submitted to the Public Utilities Commission on December 23, 2016:

As exciting as these new technologies are, Hawaii's move to a clean energy future is a multi-prong, multi-year initiative that also requires customers to do their part by conserving electricity and using it wisely whenever possible. This could be as simple as turning off lights when no one is in the room or as complex as creating a “smart” home or office with energy management, energy storage and an electric vehicle.

Working together, we will protect Hawaii's environment for our future generations.


Our Commitment

Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light Company are committed to increasing Hawaii's use of clean energy and reducing our dependency on imported oil.

Our goals include:

  • 100 percent renewable energy by 2045
  • Reduction in customer bills
  • Nearly tripling the amount of distributed solar, largely rooftop solar

How are we doing?

In 2016, 25.8 percent of the energy used by Hawaiian Electric Companies customers came from renewable sources, up from 23.2 percent in 2015.

Hawaii Island led the state with 54.2 percent of customer electricity use coming from renewable resources in 2016. Maui County, including Molokai and Lanai, recorded 36.9 percent and Oahu achieved 19.4 percent of electricity used from renewable energy.

The achievement far exceeded Hawaii’s 2015 RPS goal of 15 percent and came from the use of a diverse mix of renewable sources, including waste-to-energy, biomass, geothermal, hydro, wind, biofuels and solar, both utility-scale and customer-sited rooftop systems.

Read our latest Renewable Portfolio Standards Report

Read our latest Corporate Sustainability Report

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Our Background

Why has Hawaii historically depended on oil? What is our position on global warming? Learn more >

Our Clean Energy Commitment

We are committed to achieve 100% energy independence. See our plan >

Save Energy & Money

Reducing energy consumption, either through conservation or renewable technologies, is good for Hawaii and your pocketbook. Learn more >