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:
- Renewable Energy Planning Principles
- Power Supply Improvement Plans (PSIP): Executive Summary
- Power Supply Improvement Plans (PSIP): Book 1
- Power Supply Improvement Plans (PSIP): Book 2
- Power Supply Improvement Plans (PSIP): Book 3
- Power Supply Improvement Plans (PSIP): Book 4
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.
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. Learn more about our vision >
How are we doing?
The Hawaiian Electric Companies achieved a consolidated 27 percent renewable portfolio standard in 2018, even with the loss of Hawaii Island's geothermal resource for most of the year following the Kilauea volcanic eruption. The consolidated number would have been 29 percent had Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) produced at the same level as 2017.
Hawaii Island still led the state with 44 percent of customer electricity use coming from renewable resources in 2018. Maui County, including Molokai and Lanai, recorded 38 percent and Oahu was 22 percent, up from 21 percent in 2017.
We are well on our way to achieving the next mandated RPS milestone, 30 percent by 2020, which comes 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