Clean Energy

The Promise of Hawaii's Clean Energy Future

Reducing Hawaii's dependence on imported fossil fuel and using more renewable energy sources is not just the right thing to do - it's an economic and environmental necessity.

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Powering Our Future

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

The ability to produce our own power will create positive change for our economy, our environment, our communities and our freedom from oil-based dependence.

Read our detailed energy plans submitted to the Public Utilities Commission on April 1, 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 consumers to do their part by conserving electricity when possible. This could be as simple as turning off lights or as complex as installing a PV (solar) system in your home.

Working together, we will protect Hawaii, the environment and 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 2015, more than 23 percent of the energy used by the Hawaiian Electric Companies' customers came from renewable sources, up from nearly 21 percent in 2014.

Read our latest Renewable Portfolio Standards Report

Read our latest Corporate Sustainability Report

Latest Clean Energy News See All

Hawaiian Electric Companies propose using natural gas with modernized generation for a lower cost, cleaner path to 100 percent renewable energy. Read More
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Hawaiian Electric Companies submit updated 30-year energy plans charting a course to 100 percent renewable energy . Read More

Our Background

Why have we historically used 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 >