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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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September

September 23, 2019

Record summer heat drives increase in electricity demand

Intense summer heat showed up earlier in 2019 and is sticking around, driving increased demand for electricity to run air conditioners.

September 20, 2019

Project Footprint gains national recognition

Hawaiian Electric’s Project Footprint has been honored for the Best Branding Campaign at the 2019 E Source Forum in Denver.

September 19, 2019

Smart Charge Hawaii Program to make free EV charging stations available to residents and businesses

Enel X, the advanced energy solution business line of the Enel Group, in collaboration with Hawaiian Electric Companies, the state’s largest electricity provider, and Elemental Excelerator, an accelerator providing funding and other resources to pilot and commercial-scale startups, has launched Smart Charge Hawaii, a smart electric vehicle (EV) charging program.

September 16, 2019

First community solar project in Hawaii gets go-ahead

Hawaiian Electric Company has approved the first community solar project in the state. Called Mililani Tech Solar I, the 270-kilowatt facility will be comprised of 864 solar panels located in the Mililani Tech Park area.

August

August 29, 2019

Hawaiian Electric and Open Access Technology International Plan for Innovative Grid Services Wins PUC Approval

A pioneering Grid Services Purchase Agreement between our companies and Minneapolis-based Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) has been approved by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, advancing a project to bring Hawaii customers more renewable energy choices.

August 22, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies issue call for projects to accelerate islands' renewable energy transition

Our companies are beginning Hawaii’s largest procurement effort for renewable energy resources to end the use of coal and reduce reliance on imported oil for power generation, moving the state closer to its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.

August 21, 2019

Hawaii Electric Light restores service along Hamakua Coast

Our crews completed repairs to a transmission line damaged by a fallen tree in Hakalau.

August 21, 2019

PUC approves grid-scale solar project in West Oahu

AES Solar West Oahu, a 12.5-megawatt (MW) solar project with a 50-megawatt-hour energy storage system, has been approved by the Public Utilities Commission.

August 08, 2019

Hawaii utilities rank high nationally for energy storage

Hawaii Electric Light Company ranked seventh and Hawaiian Electric Company was eighth nationally for connecting the most energy storage per customer to their grids in 2018, earning spots on the annual Top 10 utility industry list compiled by the national nonprofit Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).

July

July 31, 2019

New study describes public EV charging needs for 2020s

To encourage electric vehicle use in Hawaii, the Hawaiian Electric Companies have conducted the first study that pinpoints the areas where expanded public charging options would create a “critical backbone” supporting EV-driving commuters and tourists and help optimize operation of the electric grid.

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