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August 22, 2017

First Hawaii Electric Light rate increase in 6 years approved

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an interim decision approving Hawaii Electric Light Company's first base-rate increase in more than six years.

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July

July 17, 2017

Regulators accept Hawaiian Electric Companies' plan to reach 100% renewable energy

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has accepted the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ plan charting the near-term actions that will lead to 100 percent of Hawaii’s power generation needs coming from renewable resources by 2045.

July 10, 2017

By popular demand: $10K rebate on 2017 Nissan LEAF® sedan extended for Hawaiian Electric Companies' customers

Nissan North America's $10,000 rebate offer on the all-electric 2017 LEAF sedan has been extended through September 30, 2017 for Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light Company customers.

July 05, 2017

West Hawaii Transmission Line Upgrades Completed

Hawaii Electric Light Company announces the early completion of the final phase of transmission line upgrades along Highway 190 in West Hawaii.

June

June 30, 2017

Hawaiian Electric Companies’ plan for upgrading power grids can help integrate more private rooftop solar

The Hawaiian Electric Companies today submitted the draft of a plan to modernize its five island power grids to bring online more renewable resources, improve reliability and resilience and give customers more choices.

June 28, 2017

Hawaii Electric Light explains brief power interruption

Hawaii Electric Light reports that about 21,000 customers in various areas of the island experienced a brief power interruption this afternoon due to a sudden loss of generation when a combustion turbine unit (CT5) at its Keahole Power Plant tripped offline.

June 27, 2017

The Hawaiian Electric Companies urge fireworks safety on Fourth of July

Fourth of July celebrations often include fireworks, and the Hawaiian Electric Companies encourage residents to exercise caution when setting off devices.

June 20, 2017

Grid-Scale Vanadium Flow Energy Storage System to be Installed at NELHA

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA), Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO), Ulupono Initiative and UniEnergy Technologies (UET) announced today their intent to install a 100kW/500kWh advanced vanadium energy storage system later this year at the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park (HOST Park) administered by NELHA.

June 08, 2017

Hawaiian Electric Companies’ EV fast charger program extended

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have gained approval to continue the DC Fast Charger program designed to encourage ownership of plug-in electric vehicles (EV) in Hawaii.

June 01, 2017

As Hawaiian Electric Companies prepare for hurricane season, customers urged to make plans, ready supplies

Hurricane season is officially underway and early forecasts show this season could bring more storm systems than usual.

May

May 24, 2017

Notice of construction on Banyan Drive May 31 to June 16

Hawaii Electric Light announces construction work in the area of Banyan Drive near the intersection of Banyan Drive and Lihiwai Street in Hilo.

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