Hawaiian Electric employees from various departments bring their knowledge and expertise into the classrooms. Presentations include basic electricity, safety, careers, energy conservation, renewable energy, and Hawaii’s Clean Energy Future. We also provide Bucket Truck Demonstrations throughout Oahu and offer limited Power Plant tours. Please request presentations at least 4-6 weeks in advance.
Hawaii’s Clean Energy Future Educational Program
Hawaiian Electric offers an 8th-12th grade science/social studies educational program about Hawaii's Clean Energy Future; our island goal to provide 40% renewable energy by 2030 (when today's students will be our decision makers) and how we can all work together to get to that goal. The DVD provides additional information on electricity generation and distribution, where we are getting our energy from today and delves into how the different renewable technologies work. The educational package includes the 13-minute DVD, student worksheet and teacher's guide. Classroom presentations are available on a limited basis.
Bucket Truck Demonstrations
Hawaiian Electric's Construction and Maintenance crews visit schools with their Bucket Trucks and speak to the students about careers and electrical safety. This presentation is good for all elementary school students, especially the lower grades and pre-school.
Power Plant Tours
Don a hard hat and visit one of our power plant facilities; either the Kahe power plant in Nanakuli, the Waiau power plant in Pearl City or our newest biofuel power plant facility in Campbell Industrial Park. A tour includes an explanation of the electric generating system and walking tour of the power plant. The tours take place Monday through Friday and begin at 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. and last about 2 hours. Due to resources and safety restrictions, power plant tours are offered on a limited basis and only to school groups, ages 12 and older.
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