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April 03, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies targeting 2022 in move to acquire more renewable energy

With the planned closure of the coal-burning AES Hawaii power plant on Oahu and retirement of Maui's oldest oil-fired plant within the next five years, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are beginning the second phase of an ambitious renewable resource procurement to continue the transition from fossil-fueled power generation to clean energy.

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November

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.

October

October 24, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies' new NEM Plus program allows solar customers to add storage, non-export technology

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have launched NEM Plus, a program that allows Net Energy Metering customers to add features such as energy storage to their rooftop solar systems – as long as the new equipment doesn’t export power to the grid.

October 15, 2018

Family Fun at Hawaii Electric Light's Energy Fair on Oct. 27

Hawaii Electric Light invites the community to its clean energy fair on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Prince Kuhio Plaza.

October 09, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies select 7 solar-plus-storage projects for record increase in renewable energy

Seven major solar-plus-storage projects on three islands, representing the largest infusion of renewable energy in state history, are now in contract negotiations between developers and the Hawaiian Electric Companies.

September

September 06, 2018

Hawaiian Electric mobile app now shows where to find an EV fast charger and more

The Hawaiian Electric mobile app for smart phones now shows electric vehicle drivers where to find Hawaiian Electric Companies' fast charging stations.

August

August 14, 2018

New twist on old scam: Crooks now demanding payments for 'overdue' utility bills in bitcoin

Scammers are targeting customers of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, and the latest surge of callers are threatening businesses with immediate disconnection if they don’t get paid in the digital currency known as bitcoin.

August 09, 2018

Hawaii Electric Light donates $5,000 to Hope Services Hawaii for Kilauea Response

A $5,000 donation from Hawaii Electric Light to Hope Services Hawaii was presented today during the Pacific Risk Management Ohana (PRiMO) disaster management conference at the Hawaii Convention Center.

August 02, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies seek information on renewable energy project opportunities

The Hawaiian Electric Companies want to know about potential renewable energy project opportunities that may not have qualified under an earlier request for proposals.

July

July 20, 2018

Applications for community solar projects off to strong start

Ten days after the Hawaiian Electric Companies launched the first phase of community solar, the companies have received four applications for capacity on Oahu, four for Maui Island, three for Hawaii Island, and one for Molokai from proposed subscriber organizations that plan to build and operate community solar facilities.

July 10, 2018

Community solar websites opening for business

The Hawaiian Electric Companies will begin accepting applications at 8 a.m. HST on Wednesday, July 11 from qualified subscriber organizations that wish to build and operate a community solar facility on Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui or Hawaii Island in the first phase of Community-Based Renewable Energy.

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