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February 26, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies achieve 27 percent renewable energy in 2018 despite loss of geothermal

The Hawaiian Electric Companies achieved a consolidated 27 percent renewable portfolio standard in 2018, even with the loss of Hawaii Island’s geothermal resource for most of the year following the Kilauea volcanic eruption.

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March

March 21, 2019

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

Five individuals from Hawaii utilities, including four from the HawaiianElectric Companies, were among 40 national winners of the Energy Systems IntegrationGroup’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.

March 01, 2019

Public hearings postponed on rate increase application

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has postponed public hearings regarding Hawaii Electric Light’s request for general rate increases and revised rate schedules and rules.

February

February 28, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies corporate donations exceed $1,000,000 in 2018

For the year ending 2018, the Hawaiian Electric Companies contributed a total of $1,052,650 to support hundreds of non-profit, charitable and social welfare organizations across its service territories on Oahu, Maui county and Hawaii Island in efforts to create strong, sustainable and resilient communities.

February 26, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies achieve 27 percent renewable energy in 2018 despite loss of geothermal

The Hawaiian Electric Companies achieved a consolidated 27 percent renewable portfolio standard in 2018, even with the loss of Hawaii Island’s geothermal resource for most of the year following the Kilauea volcanic eruption.

February 04, 2019

Project Footprint rewards carbon-reducing activities

Hawaiian Electric Companies’ new Project Footprint initiative rewards customers for reducing their carbon footprint and helping to build a more sustainable Hawaii.

January

January 18, 2019

Sharon Suzuki named president of Maui County and Hawaii Island utilities

Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui Electric Company, has been named to the new position of President, Maui County and Hawaii Island Utilities, responsible for overseeing the administration of the two companies that serve 157,000 customers on Hawaii, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

January 16, 2019

2018 saw 5% jump in residential rooftop solar installations

Installation of residential rooftop solar systems used by Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light customers increased by 5.3 percent in 2018 from 2017, continuing Hawaii’s leadership as the No. 1 state for private rooftop solar.

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