Awards & Recognition
2019 Hookela Award (Aloha United Way, AUW)
The Hawaiian Electric Companies receive the Hookela Award for large businesses, which celebrates our employee volunteers across our companies for their tremendous effort and involvement in giving back to our communities. Collectively, the companies' volunteers raised over $400,000 for Aloha United Way in 2018.
2018 Pookela Awards - Outstanding Allied Member (Maui Hotel and Lodging Association, MHLA)
Presented to Maui Electric, the Pookela Awards honors individuals and businesses that best symbolize the "Aloha Spirit" of Maui's hospitality industry.
2018 Above and Beyond Award (Employer Support of Guard and Reserve, ESGR)
Hawaii Electric Light was recognized for going above and beyond in its support for its employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserve Forces.
2018 Spirit of Caring Award (Maui United Way)
Presented to Maui Electric, the Spirit of Caring Award honors individual volunteers, businesses and/or organizations whose values and concerns for humankind are demonstrated through their leadership, service and commitment to the people of our community.
2003 Mauli Ola Award (American Lung Association of Hawaii)
Hawaiian Electric was presented this award for its support in all three of the American Lung Association's primary programs - Tobacco Control, Asthma Education and Clean Air Quality.
2019 Emergency Assistance Award (Edison Electric Institute, EEI)
The Hawaiian Electric Companies received Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Assistance Award for helping Pacific Gas & Electric Company with restoration work in 2018 after the Camp Fire, the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history.
2019 Forbes Best Mid-Size Employers Award
2019 Forbes Best-in-State Employers Award
Based on independent online surveys that ranked the attitude of employees toward their own company and the public perception of the company by industry employees.
2019 Best Practices in Outage Communications Bronze Award (Chartwell, Inc.)
Hawaiian Electric received this award for the development, implementation and promotion of a mobile app and online outage map/reporting tool that resulted in significant new engagement with customers. Learn more >
2019 Excellence Awards (Energy Systems Integration Group, ESIG)
These awards recognize energy professionals from around the world for their contributions and accomplishments toward the planning and operation of energy systems across multiple pathways and geographical scales in ways that are reliable, economic and sustainable. Learn more >
2018 SEPA Power Players Investor-Owned Utilities of the Year Award (Smart Electric Power Alliance, SEPA)
The Hawaiian Electric Companies were recognized for its grid modernization efforts and was named the top investor-owned utility of the year by SEPA. Learn more >
2017 Expanding Excellence Award for Best Analytics Project (CS Week)
The Hawaiian Electric Companies received this award for its work with Stem, Inc. and Ibis Networks to provide 400 Hawaii public schools and businesses with tools to monitor electricity use and control costs while making the grid more efficient for all customers. Learn more >
2016 Renewable Grid Integration Project of the Year (DistribuTECH)
The winning project was the roll-out of in-line power regulators (IPRs) to determine if the new technology could enable the Hawaiian Electric Companies to monitor and control circuit level voltage and help increase the integration of private rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems on island grids. Learn more >
2014 Technology Transfer Award (Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI)
The Hawaiian Electric Companies were honored for work in applying Smart Grid research and development by the Electric Power Research Institute in various demonstration projects. Learn more >
2003 National "Best Progress Award" (Department of Energy's Million Solar Roofs Initiative)
Maui Electric was given this award in recognition of the 1,049 solar systems installed under Maui Electric's solar water heating program in 2003.