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 Public Utilities Commission has approved a comprehensive new portfolio of programs that will reward customers of the Hawaiian Electric Companies who can use their own equipment to participate in the management of the electricity grid.
Nineteen (19) robotics teams from across Hawaii achieved significant scores and demonstrated exceptional skill and performance at the Hawaiian Electric Companies Hawaii State VEX Championships held Jan. 13-14 at Kamehameha Schools.
More than 100 megawatts of solar were installed across the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ service territories in 2017, a 19 percent jump from the previous year, helping to move the state closer to a clean energy future.
The HEI Charitable Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers Educational Foundation (HSPEEF) for the 35th annual MATHCOUNTS Oahu Chapter Competition on Feb. 10, 2018 and Hawaii State Competition on March 10, 2018 at Kamehameha Schools.
Customers will likely see lower electric bills as a result of the federal corporate income tax cut.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies Hawaii State VEX Championships are scheduled Jan. 13-14, 2018 at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus gymnasium with more than 140 elementary, middle and high school teams from around the state competing for 25 qualification slots at the VEX World Championships in St. Louis, Kentucky this April.