Grid Modernization Technologies

Understanding Electric and Magnetic Fields

The Hawaiian Electric Company considers the health and safety of our customers, employees and the general public our highest priorities. We will continue to monitor EMF research developments and remain committed to a policy of safely providing our customers with the electricity they need.

Like gravity, electric and magnetic fields (EMF) are fundamental forces of nature. They are invisible lines of force that exist wherever electricity is produced, transmitted, and used.

For over 25 years, scientists have been investigating whether EMF produce harmful effects. To date, there has been no conclusive evidence established by the scientific community confirming a causal link between EMF exposure and adverse health effects.

EMF information packets are available to our customers and employees at no cost. In addition, Hawaiian Electric provides a free home survey of EMF to residential customers upon request. To request a hard copy of Hawaiian Electric's EMF information packet be delivered to your home, or to request a home survey, please call (808) 543-7511. Commercial customers who are interested in learning more about EMF at their business should contact Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at (808) 586-9110.