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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.mauielectric.com/competitivebidding.

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August

August 22, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies issue call for projects to accelerate islands' renewable energy transition

Our companies are beginning Hawaii’s largest procurement effort for renewable energy resources to end the use of coal and reduce reliance on imported oil for power generation, moving the state closer to its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.

August 21, 2019

PUC approves grid-scale solar project in West Oahu

AES Solar West Oahu, a 12.5-megawatt (MW) solar project with a 50-megawatt-hour energy storage system, has been approved by the Public Utilities Commission.

August 20, 2019

Aug. 26 – Aug. 30: Maui Electric aerial line inspections using unmanned aerial technology, helicopter

Our company will be using unmanned aircraft, or drones, and a helicopter for routine aerial power line inspections from Monday, Aug. 26 to Friday, Aug. 30, throughout the island of Maui and weather permitting.

August 09, 2019

Maui Electric moves forward on renewable energy procurement efforts for Molokai, Lanai

Upon approval by the Public Utilities Commission, anticipated later this year, our renewable energy procurements will be open to bids from developers locally and globally.

August 08, 2019

Hawaii utilities rank high nationally for energy storage

Hawaii Electric Light Company ranked seventh and Hawaiian Electric Company was eighth nationally for connecting the most energy storage per customer to their grids in 2018, earning spots on the annual Top 10 utility industry list compiled by the national nonprofit Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).

August 06, 2019

August 7: Planned interruption of electrical service to parts of Waikapu-Wailuku area to repair power line

We are asking about 500 customers in parts of Waikapu and Wailuku to prepare for a scheduled outage on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.

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 19, 2019

Partnership enables more rooftop solar capacity on Molokai

Maui Electric Company and the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have partnered to demonstrate a cost-effective solution that supports more rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems to be added to Molokai's small, standalone electrical grid.

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.mauielectric.com/competitivebidding.

July 12, 2019

Maui Electric asks Maui customers to conserve power

Maui Electric is asking Maui customers to conserving electricity use this evening, especially between 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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