July 17, 2019

Hawaii's largest renewable energy push detailed in new procurement plan

The plan for the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ largest-ever renewable energy push may now be viewed online at

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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.

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 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.

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