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September 30, 2019

Updated renewable project status board now online

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.

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July

July 26, 2017

Hawaii Electric Light to host public meetings on plans to upgrade Hawaii Island’s power grid

Hawaii Electric Light invites the community to public meetings next week to share its draft plan to modernize Hawaii Island’s power grid and seek input from the community.

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 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.

May

May 24, 2017

Hawaiian Electric wins CS Week 2017 Expanding Excellence Award

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have been honored with a CS Week 2017 Expanding Excellence Award for Best Analytics Project for 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.

May 16, 2017

Metallic confetti causes overnight outage for 300; balloons caused outages affecting 42,000 in 2016

Metallic streamers sprayed from a confetti cannon onto power lines caused an outage that affected about 300 customers in the Keeaumoku area early today.

May 15, 2017

Discounted rate still available for customers with special medical needs

Utility customers with special medical needs may still take advantage of a discounted electricity rate. Space is available in the two-year pilot program, which is limited to 2,000 Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light customers.

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