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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 2016 renewable energy percentage* is 25.8%
Total customers: 460,000 (Residential customers: 403,000)
Total employees: 2,662

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Number of customers: 304,261

Firm generation:
Hawaiian Electric plants
Waiau (oil): 500 MW
Kahe (oil): 650 MW
Campbell Industrial Park (biofuel): 120 MW

Independent power producers
HPOWER (waste-to-energy): 68.5 MW
Kalaeloa Partners (oil): 208 MW
AES-Hawaii (coal): 180 MW

Total firm capacity: 1,726.5 MW

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

Variable (as-available) generation:
Independent power producers
Kahuku Wind: 30 MW
Kawailoa Wind: 69 MW
Waianae Solar: 27.6 MW
Par Hawaii: 18.5 MW
Waipio Solar: 14.3 MW
Chevron: 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: 411 MW

Approximate non-firm capacity: 588.2 MW

Renewable energy percentage*: 19.4%


Serving Maui Island, Molokai & Lanai
Number of customers: 70,872

Firm generation:
Maui Electric plants (oil)
Maalaea: 212.1 MW
Kahului: 37.6 MW
Lanai: 10.4 MW
Molokai: 12 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
Makila Hydro: 0.5 MW
Lanai Sustainability Research (PV): 1.2 MW
Customer-sited solar: 93.7 MW

Approximate non-firm capacity: 167.4 MW

Renewable energy percentage*: 36.9%


Number of customers: 85,029

Firm generation:
Hawaii Electric Light plants (oil)
Hill: 35.5 MW
Puna: 38 MW
Keahole: 79.8 MW
Kanoelehua: 21 MW
Waimea: 7.5 MW
Dispersed generation: 5 MW

Independent power producers
Puna Geothermal Venture: 34.6 MW
Hamakua Energy Partners (oil): 60 MW

Total firm capacity: 281.4 MW

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

Variable (as-available) generation:
Hawaii Electric Light plants
Waiau Hydro: 1.1 MW
Puueo Hydro: 3.25 MW

Independent Power Producers
Wailuku River Hydro: 12.1 MW
Pakini Wind (Tawhiri): 20.5 MW
Hawi Renewable Development (wind): 10.56 MW
Customer-sited generation: 81.5 MW

Approximate non-firm capacity: 129.01 MW

Renewable energy percentage*: 54.2%

*Renewable energy percentages as of 12/31/2016 as defined by Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-91.
Generation projects as of 4/28/2017. Generation capacity figures in gross megawatts.