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.
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved two new rooftop PV programs that will allow customers of the Hawaiian Electric Companies to take advantage of new energy storage technology and help ensure safe, reliable service and fair treatment for all customers.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies today proposed a Community-Based Renewable Energy program and tariff to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission that would allow customers who cannot or chose not to take advantage of rooftop solar to receive the benefits of renewable energy to help offset their monthly electric bills and support clean energy for Hawaii.
Maui Electric Company and Kaanapali Golf Course's 7th Annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament, held on Sunday, September 27, raised more than $19,000 benefiting the Maui United Way.
Maui Electric Company and the Hawaiian Electric Industries Foundation donated $5,000 on September 2 to support the Alakaina Foundation's Digital Bus program.
NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric merger represents best path to achieving Hawaii's 100 percent renewable energy goal
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company Limited (collectively referred to as Hawaiian Electric), subsidiaries of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) (HEI), today provided additional extensive details on NextEra Energy's plans for its merger with HEI, including a comprehensive package of 85 commitments, of which more than 50 are new, that would accelerate the achievement of Hawaii's goal of an affordable, 100 percent renewable energy future by 2045.
With the approach of Hurricane Ignacio to Hawaii, Maui Electric Company wants to remind customers that electricity can be dangerous and electrical safety should never be taken for granted, especially during an emergency situation.
Maui Electric Company and Paia Elementary School celebrated the installation of a demonstration photovoltaic (PV) system with a dedication ceremony and school assembly on Tuesday, August 25.
Maui Electric Company will present fun games, interactive displays, hands-on demonstrations and entertainment at the free Maui Electric Energy Fair on Saturday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Queen Kaahumanu Center.
Maui Electric Company is proposing to buy electricity from two large solar projects, the first of their kind on Maui. The contracts were filed today with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission for review and approval. If the contracts are approved by the Commission, South Maui Renewable Resources, a Maui-based developer, would build a 2.87-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) project near the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kihei, and Kuia Solar would build a 2.87 megawatt PV project in Lahaina near Lahainaluna School.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies have asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve discount electric vehicle charging rates in a new time-of-use program.