Our Clean Energy Portfolio

New Renewable Energy Projects

Keep track of our progress on all of the various renewable energy projects currently in the works. Learn more >

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2019 saw 21% jump in solar generation capacity. Read More
More than 75 renewable projects competing for role in islands’ clean energy transition. Read More
Project Footprint gains national recognition . Read More
Six low-priced solar-plus-storage projects approved for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii islands. Read More
Energy Systems Integration Group honors five from Hawaii for utility leadership excellence. Read More

Our Clean Energy Portfolio

Renewable energy sources resulted in 2,324 gigawatt-hours*, or 26.7 percent, of electricity sales in 2018, as reported to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission in our annual Renewable Energy Portfolio status report. This does not include energy savings from solar water heating or quantifiable energy efficiency. The 2018 total is a slight decrease from 2,328 gigawatt-hours or 26.8 percent of sales in 2017, due to the disruption of Hawaii Island's geothermal generation by the Kilauea eruption.

Hawaiian Electric sales in 2018 totaled 8,689 gigawatt-hours.

* A gigawatt-hour is a unit of electrical energy equal to one thousand megawatt hours, one million kilowatt-hours, or one billion watt-hours. A 100-watt bulb burning for one hour uses 100 watt-hours of electricity.

Where is this renewable energy coming from?

Renewable energy graph
Gigawatt-hours produced by utility and independent power producers for Hawaiian Electric customers in 2018
Wind 602
Biomass (including waste-to-energy) 390
Solar Photovoltaic 149
Geothermal 110
Hydro-electricity 63
Biofuels 62

Percentage of sales from renewable energy

We continue to expand our renewable energy portfolio. Here are the latest numbers from our 2018 Renewable Energy Portfolio Status Report to the Public Utilities Commission.

Renewable energy bar chart
Percentage of sales from renewable energy
Oahu 22.1%
Maui County 37.9%
Hawaii Island 43.6%