Employees In Our Community

2020 Maui Buildathon

At Hawaiian Electric, we strive to work with our communities to achieve a renewable energy future. Through volunteerism, financial support, and pursuing innovative initiatives, we will protect our aina, build community capacity and become a world leader in sustainability.

Throughout our long-standing partnerships with the community, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies, we contribute our people power and resources for a stronger, sustainable, and more resilient Hawaii.

Community Spotlight

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Maui Economic Development Board’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Several of our engineers from Maui spent the day at Maui Economic Development Board’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, showing young girls what it is like to be an engineer! The girls built a speaker with the help of our team and learned about different paths available to women in the STEM field.

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Molokai High School Career Fest

Molokai High School’s Career Fest

Our crew on Molokai participated in Molokai High School’s Career Fest to provide an opportunity for students to learn about working in power supply and transmission and distribution operations! There were chances for students to ask questions and check out the bucket truck with our crew!


MATHCOUNTS Hawaii State Competition

Our employees supported Hawaii’s mathletes during this past Saturday’s MATHCOUNTS Hawaii State Competition at Ewa Makai Middle School. Mahalo MATHCOUNTS for providing engaging math programs to students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving.


T and D IHS volunteer

Employees volunteer at The Institute for Human Services

Our Oahu engineers from the Transmission and Distribution department served dinner at IHS, The Institute for Human Services, Inc. shelter. Mahalo to our employees for volunteering their time to feed the less fortunate.

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Revitalize Puna event

Employees volunteer at Revitalize Puna event

We joined a community of more than 500 people at Revitalize Puna’s event! Over 400 meals were given out along with over 1,500 free food plant starters. The highlight of the event was The Puna Food Summit, which focused on food sustainability and security. Participants joined interactive discussions with County, State, and Federal leaders, receiving updates on recovery efforts and insights into Puna's challenges.

Science Olympiad

Hawaii Island employees volunteer at the Hawaii State Science Olympiad

Mahalo to our Hawaii Island employees for volunteering their weekend to support science, innovation and the future of STEM in Hawaii. Our employees provided event assistance to the Hawaii State Science Olympiad for their regional tournament at Hilo Intermediate School. The olympiad has been showcasing Hawaii’s brightest young minds since 2004 and has grown into a competition featuring nearly 100 schools.

Kokua Champions

2022 Kokua Champions: Purpose-driven community service

Helping others, paying it forward, serving and improving their community are common purposes that drive recipients of the 2022 Kokua Community Champion Service Award, a recognition for exemplary community service given by the HEI Charitable Foundation. The honor includes a $1,000 donation to the champions’ nonprofit of choice.

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Community Events

Volunteers from Hawaiian Electric participate in various events in support of our community. Check out our community events.