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December 09, 2019

Hawaiian Electric named ‘Utility of the Year’ by Utility Dive

Hawaiian Electric Company has been named “Utility of the Year” by Utility Dive, a leading energy industry publication. The 2019 Dive Awards recognize the industry’s top disruptors and innovators, including executives, companies, trends and breakthroughs transforming the industry.

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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.

July 26, 2019

Hawaii Electric Light commemorates 125 years of service

This year, we commemorate 125 years of providing electric service to Hawaii Island.

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 www.hawaiielectriclight.com/competitivebidding.

July 08, 2019

Wind gusts likely cause of Hawaii Island power outage

About 51,000 Hawaii Electric Light customers in various areas around the island experienced a power outage at about 10:45 a.m. today.

June

June 28, 2019

Hawaiian Electric CEO cites Hawaii successes at climate change panel chaired by Sen. Schatz

Alan Oshima, president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company, was one of five utility executives who met in Washington, D.C. this week with the Special Senate Committee on the Climate Crisis chaired by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaiʻi.

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.

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