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

AES Waikoloa Solar + Storage Project is 85% Powered, Soon to Provide Hawaiian Electric with Clean Energy for Hawaii Island Homes. Read More
Hawaiian Electric announces 7 solar projects to benefit low- and moderate-income customers on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui. Read More
Hawaii sees increased representation in national program advocating for women in clean energy. Read More
Hawaiian Electric’s renewable energy upgrades on Maui approved. Read More
Hawaiian Electric sets goal of 70% carbon reduction by 2030, envisions zero emissions by 2045. 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 3,174 gigawatt-hours*, or 38.4 percent, of electricity sales in 2021, 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 2021 total is an increase from 2,801 gigawatt-hours or 34.5 percent of sales in 2020.

Hawaiian Electric sales in 2021 totaled 8,261 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 2021

  • Wind - 701
  • Biomass (including waste-to-energy) - 366
  • Solar Photovoltaic - 390
  • Geothermal - 183
  • Hydro-electricity - 43
  • Biofuels - 72

Percentage of sales from renewable energy

We continue to expand our renewable energy portfolio. Here are the latest numbers from our 2021 Renewable Energy Portfolio Status Report (PDF) to the Public Utilities Commission.

Renewable energy bar chart

Percentage of sales from renewable energy

  • Oahu - 32.8%
  • Maui County - 50.2%
  • Hawaii Island - 60.0%