The Hawaiian Electric Companies have created an online renewable project status board that lists 17 grid-scale projects currently proposed or underway on four islands.
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved two new rooftop PV programs that will allow customers of the Hawaiian Electric Companies to take advantage of new energy storage technology and help ensure safe, reliable service and fair treatment for all customers.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies today proposed a Community-Based Renewable Energy program and tariff to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission that would allow customers who cannot or chose not to take advantage of rooftop solar to receive the benefits of renewable energy to help offset their monthly electric bills and support clean energy for Hawaii.
Hawaii Electric Light employees are preparing for potential impacts from approaching Tropical Storm Niala.
NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric merger represents best path to achieving Hawaii's 100 percent renewable energy goal
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company Limited (collectively referred to as Hawaiian Electric), subsidiaries of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) (HEI), today provided additional extensive details on NextEra Energy's plans for its merger with HEI, including a comprehensive package of 85 commitments, of which more than 50 are new, that would accelerate the achievement of Hawaii's goal of an affordable, 100 percent renewable energy future by 2045.
With significant rainfall and thunderstorms expected from Hurricane Ignacio, the Hawaiian Electric Companies have activated our emergency response plans and have been making preparations to quickly respond to customer outages and other potential impacts to our systems.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies have asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve discount electric vehicle charging rates in a new time-of-use program.
With the approach of Hurricane Guillermo to Hawaii, the Hawaiian Electric Companies want to remind customers that electricity can be dangerous and electrical safety should never be taken for granted, especially during an emergency situation.
To further support the growth of solar energy, the Hawaiian Electric Companies today launched a free online tool to make shopping for rooftop PV easier. WattPlan will help customers considering rooftop solar to estimate electric bill savings based on their electricity use, current rates, and available rebates and tax credits.
Hawaiian Electric statement regarding the proposed merger between Hawaiian Electric Industries and NextEra Energy
The following statement is from Alan Oshima, Hawaiian Electric Company president and CEO:
Solar energy in Hawaii continues to reach record levels, with a total of nearly 70,000 rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) net energy metering (NEM) applications approved to install or interconnect across Oahu, Maui County, and Hawaii Island.