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Power Facts

The Hawaiian Electric Companies - Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light - provide electricity for 95% of residents of the State of Hawaii on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii Island.

Tri-company 2018 renewable energy percentage* is 26.8%
Total customers: 462,225
Total employees: 2,724

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HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY

Number of customers: 304,948

Firm generation:
Hawaiian Electric plants
Kahe (oil): 650 MW
Waiau (oil): 500 MW
Campbell Industrial Park (diesel): 130 MW
Schofield (biofuel/diesel): 50 MW

Independent power producers
Kalaeloa Partners (oil): 208 MW
AES-Hawaii (coal): 180 MW
HPOWER (waste-to-energy): 68.5 MW
Airport Emergency Power Facility (biofuel): 8 MW

Total firm capacity: 1,794.5 MW

Deactivated units
Honolulu (oil) (113 MW): 0 MW

Variable (as-available) generation:
Independent power producers
NRG Solar: 110 MW
Kawailoa Wind: 69 MW
Kahuku Wind: 30 MW
Waianae Solar: 27.6 MW
West Loch Solar: 20 MW
Par Hawaii: 18.5 MW
Island Energy Service: 9.6 MW
Waihonu Solar: 6.5 MW
Aloha Solar Fund 1: 5 MW
Kalaeloa Solar Two: 5 MW
Kalaeloa Renewable Energy Park: 5 MW
Kapolei Sustainable Energy Park: 1 MW

Customer-sited solar: 524 MW

Approximate non-firm capacity: 831.2 MW

In Development:
Hoohana Solar: 52 MW
Mililani I Solar: 39 MW
Na Pua Makani Wind: 24 MW
Waiawa Solar: 36 MW
Community-Based Renewable Energy: 5 MW

Renewable energy percentage*: 22%
Renewable peak: 58% on May 19, 2018


MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY

Serving Maui Island, Molokai & Lanai
Number of customers: 71,352

Firm generation:
Maui Electric plants (oil)
Maalaea: 212.1 MW
Kahului: 37.6 MW
Molokai: 12 MW
Lanai: 10.4 MW
Hana (dispersed generation): 2 MW

Total firm capacity: 274.1 MW

Variable (as-available) generation:
Independent power producers
Kaheawa Wind Farm I: 30 MW
Kaheawa Wind Farm II: 21 MW
Auwahi Wind Farm: 21 MW
Kuia Solar: 2.9 MW
South Maui Renewable Resources: 2.9 MW
Lanai Sustainability Research (PV): 1.2 MW
Makila Hydro: 0.5 MW

Customer-sited solar: 112 MW

Approximate non-firm capacity: 191.5 MW

In Development:
Kuihelani Solar: 60 MW
Molokai New Energy Partners (solar): 2.7 MW
Paeahu Solar: 15 MW
Community-Based Renewable Energy: 1.5 MW

Renewable energy percentage*: 37%
Renewable peak: 80% on April 14, 2018


HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT

Number of customers: 85,925

Firm generation:
Hawaii Electric Light plants (oil)
Keahole: 77.6 MW
Puna: 36.7 MW
Kanoelehua: 21 MW
Waimea: 7.5 MW
Hill: 5.5 MW
Dispersed generation: 5 MW

Independent power producers
Hamakua Energy Partners (oil): 60 MW
Puna Geothermal Venture (out of service): 38 MW

Total firm capacity: 213.3 MW

Retired units
Shipman (oil) (15.2 MW): 0 MW

Variable (as-available) generation:
Hawaii Electric Light plants
Puueo Hydro: 3.4 MW
Waiau Hydro: 1.1 MW

Independent Power Producers
Pakini Wind (Tawhiri): 20.5 MW
Wailuku River Hydro: 12.1 MW
Hawi Renewable Development (wind): 10.6 MW

Customer-sited generation: 95 MW

Approximate non-firm capacity: 142.7 MW

In Development:
Hale Kuawehi Solar: 30 MW
Hu Honua (biomass): 21.5 MW
Waikoloa Solar: 30 MW
Community-Based Renewable Energy: 1 MW

Renewable energy percentage*: 44%
Renewable peak: 83% on April 14, 2018


*Renewable energy percentages as defined by Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-91 as of 11/30/2018.
Generation projects in service as of 11/25/2019. Generation capacity figures in gross megawatts.