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May 29, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies geared up for hurricane season, urge customers to prepare

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have been working to build more resilient island grids ahead of the 2019 Central Pacific hurricane season, which begins June 1. Forecasts say up to eight tropical cyclones could develop this season, underscoring the need for customers to have emergency plans in place.

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June

June 26, 2019

Spike in phony utility calls reported this week as scammers request payment in money vouchers

Phone scammers are targeting Hawaiian Electric Company customers, directing them to make GObank payments at a convenience store to pay their “overdue” bills.

May

May 29, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies geared up for hurricane season, urge customers to prepare

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have been working to build more resilient island grids ahead of the 2019 Central Pacific hurricane season, which begins June 1. Forecasts say up to eight tropical cyclones could develop this season, underscoring the need for customers to have emergency plans in place.

April

April 19, 2019

Hawaiian Electric marks Earth Day with Sustainability Report

To mark Earth Day, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are releasing their 12th annual Sustainability Report for 2018-19, describing efforts to address climate change, enhance community resilience and sustainability, and move Hawaii closer to 100 percent clean energy by 2045, or sooner.

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.

March

March 27, 2019

First phase of grid modernization plan approved

The PUC has approved our grid modernization plan to put the latest digital technology to work managing the electric grids on five islands and giving customers more control over their energy costs.

March 27, 2019

Six low-priced solar-plus-storage projects approved for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii islands

Six grid-scale solar-plus-battery storage projects, the largest and lowest-cost portfolio of renewable energy resources to be assembled at one time in Hawaii, have been approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

March 21, 2019

Energy Systems Integration Group honors five from Hawaii for utility leadership excellence

Five individuals from Hawaii utilities, including four from the Hawaiian Electric Companies, were among 40 national winners of the Energy Systems Integration Group’s 2019 Excellence Awards.

March 21, 2019

PUC approves special rates for electric buses

The move to replace fossil-fueled, combustion engine buses with cleaner, quieter, more efficient electric buses on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii islands got a boost from Public Utilities Commission approval of a pilot program offering special time-of-use rates for electric bus charging.

March 18, 2019

Hawaii Electric Light opens fifth EV fast charger on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Electric Light has installed a new utility-owned and operated electric vehicle DC fast charger at Punaluu Bake Shop in Naalehu.

March 07, 2019

Nineteen Hawaii VEX IQ robotics teams qualify for 2019 World Championships

Eight middle school and 11 elementary school robotics teams qualified for the 2019 VEX World Championships during Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Hawaii State VEX IQ Championships.

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