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

Hawaiian Electric hits nearly 35% renewable energy, exceeding state mandate. Read More
Hawaiian Electric speeds up rooftop solar interconnections. Read More
Hawaiian Electric invites public to open houses in March to help shape Hawaii’s clean energy future. Read More
2019 saw 21% jump in solar generation capacity. Read More
Maui Electric issuing largest call for renewable energy projects for Molokai, Lanai. Read More

Green Bond Framework

Proceeds obtained from our green bonds will help finance renewable energy projects

Our Clean Energy Portfolio

Renewable energy sources resulted in 2,480 gigawatt-hours*, or 28.4 percent, of electricity sales in 2019, 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 2019 total is an increase from 2,324 gigawatt-hours or 26.7 percent of sales in 2018, despite the loss of Hawaii Island's geothermal generation due to the 2018 Kilauea eruption.

Hawaiian Electric sales in 2019 totaled 8,740 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.


Where is this renewable energy coming from?

Renewable energy graph

Gigawatt-hours produced by utility and independent power producers for Hawaiian Electric customers in 2019

  • Wind - 528
  • Biomass (including waste-to-energy) - 414
  • Solar Photovoltaic - 218
  • Geothermal - 0
  • Hydro-electricity - 35
  • Biofuels - 60

Percentage of sales from renewable energy

We continue to expand our renewable energy portfolio. Here are the latest numbers from our 2019 Renewable Energy Portfolio Status Report (PDF) to the Public Utilities Commission.

Renewable energy bar chart

Percentage of sales from renewable energy

  • Oahu - 25.2%
  • Maui County - 40.8%
  • Hawaii Island - 34.7%