Our Clean Energy Portfolio

New Renewable Energy Projects

Keep track of our progress on all of the various renewable energy projects currently in the works

Clean Energy News See All

Ameresco to Celebrate the Commercial Operations of Kupono Solar at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Read More
AES Hawaii Launches Company’s First Solar-plus-Storage Facility on Oahu. Read More
New framework streamlines choices for Hawaiian Electric customers in rooftop solar and energy storage programs. Read More
Hawaiian Electric achieves 33% renewable energy in 2023. Read More
Latest round of Hawaiian Electric clean energy procurement includes bids for firm generation to boost grid reliability. Read More

Green Bond Framework

Proceeds obtained from our green bonds will help finance renewable energy projects. Learn more about our Green Bond Framework.

Our Clean Energy Portfolio

Renewable energy sources resulted in 3,392 gigawatt-hours*, or 33.3 percent, of generation in 2023, as reported to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission in our annual Renewable Energy Portfolio status report. This does not include energy savings from solar water heating or quantifiable energy efficiency. The 2023 total is an increase from 3,269 gigawatt-hours in 2022.

Hawaiian Electric generation in 2023 totaled 10,189 gigawatt-hours.

* A gigawatt-hour is a unit of electrical energy equal to one thousand megawatt hours, one million kilowatt-hours, or one billion watt-hours. A 100-watt bulb burning for one hour uses 100 watt-hours of electricity.

Percentage of generation from renewable energy

Renewable energy bar chart

Percentage of generation from renewable energy in 2023

  • Oahu - 29.6%
  • Maui County - 35.4%
  • Hawaii Island - 52.1%

Where is this renewable energy coming from?

Renewable energy graph

Gigawatt-hours of renewable energy produced in 2023

  • Wind - 649
  • Biomass (including waste-to-energy) - 328
  • Solar Photovoltaic - 528
  • Geothermal - 193
  • Hydro-electricity - 27
  • Biofuels - 83

2023 Total System Generation Mix

The following table shows the mix of fuels used to generate electricity for delivery to customers in each of our service areas in 2023.

% of Generation Oahu Hawaii Island Maui County
Biomass (including municipal solid waste) 4.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Geothermal 0.0% 14.5% 0.0%
Utility-scale Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal 6.4% 2.8% 0.6%
Hydro 0.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Wind 3.8% 11.3% 15.7%
Biofuels 0.2% 4.9% 0.0%
Customer-sited, Grid-connected renewables 14.7% 16.7% 19.1%
Oil 70.4% 47.9% 64.6%
Coal 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL: 100% 100% 100%