January 17, 2020

2019 saw 21% jump in solar generation capacity

The completion of large grid-scale projects and thousands of residential solar systems provided the largest-ever annual increase in solar capacity on Hawaiian Electric’s five island systems.

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December 28, 2018

Hawaii Electric Light requests customers’ kokua following Dec. 14 drop box theft in Hilo

As part of Hawaii Electric Light Company’s investigation into the theft of payments at its Kilauea Avenue drop box, the company requests that customers who dropped off payments between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, call Customer Service at (808) 969-6999.

December 27, 2018

Momentum marked 2018 for the Hawaiian Electric Companies

Progress on renewable energy and resilience continued to drive the transformation of the Hawaiian Electric Companies in 2018.

December 21, 2018

Thief breaks into Hawaii Electric Light payment drop box

Hawaii Electric Light Company is investigating the theft of envelopes from a payment drop box outside its main office at 1200 Kilauea Ave. in Hilo. Video surveillance shows a man prying the box open late Friday evening, Dec. 14.

December 19, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Hawaii State VEX VRC Robotics Championship scheduled Jan. 12, 2019

The 2019 Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Hawaii State VEX VRC Robotics Championship featuring Hawaii’s top middle and high school robotics teams will be held Jan. 12, 2019 at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus Center Ballroom.

December 14, 2018

Hawaii Electric Light proposes 3.4% rate increase

Hawaii Electric Light Company today proposed an increase of Hawaii Island base rates to help pay for rising operating costs, including the use of new tools to modernize the grid and continue a comprehensive vegetation management plan to reduce outages.


November 30, 2018

Spike in phony utility calls reported this week as scammers target churches

Phone scammers kicked into high gear this week, targeting Hawaiian Electric Companies’ customers – mainly small businesses and churches. Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light are warning customers to “Just Hang Up!” on scammers who are much more active during the holidays.

November 29, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies update electric vehicle strategic roadmap as U.S. celebrates 1 million EV sales

As electric industry leaders convene in Washington, D.C. tomorrow to mark one-million plug-in electric vehicle sold in the United States, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are releasing an expanded update of the Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap that quantifies benefits of clean transportation.

November 23, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies send crews to California to help PG&E with Camp Fire power restoration

Thirty employees of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light are headed to fire-devastated Northern California to help Pacific Gas & Electric Company restore power to thousands of customers.

November 14, 2018

Hawaii utilities join forces against aggressive scammers, alert customers during Utility Scam Awareness Week

Hawaii residents and small businesses are losing thousands of dollars to increasingly aggressive thieves and scam artists posing as utility workers and bill collectors.

November 02, 2018

PUC approves transfer of jointly owned utility poles from Hawaiian Telcom to Hawaiian Electric Companies

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have acquired Hawaiian Telcom's ownership interest in approximately 120,000 jointly-owned utility electric distribution poles on Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii island under agreements approved by the Public Utilities Commission.

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