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.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies today released their Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap, describing near- and long-term actions to create a clean energy future and reduce dependence on imported fossil fuel for transportation as well as electricity.
Hawaii Electric Light customers will see lower electric bills if a rate adjustment proposal submitted to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is approved.
In a field of 38 competitors from middle schools across Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island, Minjae Seo and Felicity Zhou of Washington Middle along with Jared Lo of Punahou and Taylor Ann Agena of Highlands Intermediate excelled in both the written and oral portions of the State MATHCOUNTS® competition to emerge as the top "mathletes" during the half-day event held at Kamehameha Schools on March 10, 2018.
Customers of Hawaiian Electric Company will see their bills fall as the result of an updated base-rate adjustment approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on Friday.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies today formally begin the search for new, grid-scale renewable energy projects for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island.
Scammers are once again targeting customers of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, and the companies want customers who receive these scam calls to "Just hang up!"
Hawaiian Electric Companies ask approval to seek new renewable generation for Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island
To continue progress toward achieving 100 percent clean energy for Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light are asking the Public Utilities Commission for approval to seek 300 megawatts of generation powered by renewables.
Regulators have approved for implementation the Hawaiian Electric Companies' multi-year grid modernization strategy, paving the way for upgrades that will create renewable-ready island grids and improve reliability.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies achieved a consolidated 27 percent renewable portfolio standard in 2017, up from 26 percent the year before. The increase was achieved primarily by the addition of new grid-scale and private rooftop solar systems.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies will soon offer two new private rooftop solar programs designed to help maintain service reliability and stability as we integrate more renewable energy on our island grids.