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.
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.
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.
Hawaiian Electric Companies’ new Project Footprint initiative rewards customers for reducing their carbon footprint and helping to build a more sustainable Hawaii.
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.
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.
Hawaii Electric Light notification to customers who made payments at Hilo drop box 2:30-10:30 p.m. on Dec. 14
Hawaii Electric Light Company is notifying all customers who made a payment at the Kilauea Avenue drop box between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, about a security incident that may have affected their personal information.
Hawaiian Electric Companies have submitted contracts for seven grid-scale, solar-plus-storage projects on three islands to the Public Utilities Commission for review.