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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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April

April 03, 2017

Customers with special medical needs may now apply for discounted rate

Customers of the three Hawaiian Electric Companies with special medical needs may now apply for a discounted electric rate.

March

March 10, 2017

Hawaii Electric Light opens third EV fast charger on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Electric Light announces the opening of a new utility-owned and operated electric vehicle DC fast charger accessible to the Hawaii Island community. The company held a dedication ceremony for the unit located at KTA Super Stores in Waimea Center today.

March 10, 2017

Lightning storm causes power outages in East Hawaii

Hawaii Electric Light reports that customers in the Hilo and Puna districts experienced brief power interruptions due to lightning strikes from a storm system that swept through the island late yesterday afternoon.

March 08, 2017

In 2016, 26 percent of electricity used by Hawaiian Electric Companies came from renewables

The Hawaiian Electric Companies reached a nearly 26 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard in 2016, up from 23 percent the previous year.

February

February 14, 2017

Hawaiian Electric Companies provide disabled customers improved access to online services

The Hawaiian Electric Companies now offer the free eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app so customers, regardless of ability, can access all three company websites seamlessly and hands-free.

January

January 25, 2017

Hawaiian Electric Companies and Nissan offer utility customers $10,000 rebate on a new Nissan LEAF® sedan

The Hawaiian Electric Companies and Nissan North America are offering electric utility customers a $10,000 rebate off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price on the all-electric Nissan LEAF® sedan at participating dealers.

January 24, 2017

Public, first responders warned never to touch fallen lines

After high winds caused hundreds of outages across the islands, Hawaiian Electric crew members on Oahu saw in two separate instances that first responders or members of the public had moved fallen power lines, endangering themselves and others.

January 18, 2017

Hawaiian Electric Companies to offer discounted medical needs rate

The Hawaiian Electric Companies will offer a special medical needs rate pilot program for customers of all three companies, subject to Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approval. The pilot rate will go into effect on April 1, 2017 for two years.

January 09, 2017

Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light to seek more renewable energy for Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Hawaii Island

Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company today asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to start the process to seek new renewable energy generation on Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Hawaii Island.

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