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June 26, 2019

Maui Electric upgrading poles, testing new system to protect lines from high winds, falling trees

Maui Electric Company is upgrading utility poles and using new insulated conductors in parts of Olinda and Piiholo, part of a pilot project to prevent wind and tree-related outages and to make the island's electrical grid more resilient.

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May

May 13, 2016

Maui Electric honors largest graduating class of sustainability students on Maui

Maui Electric honors the largest graduating class of the Sustainable Science Management (SSM) Program at the University of Hawaii at Maui College (UHMC).

May 05, 2016

Maui Electric asks regulators to begin process for new power generation

Maui Electric Company today asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for permission to begin the process of acquiring approximately 40 megawatts (MW) of dispatchable, firm generation.

April

April 13, 2016

Maui Electric among top ten utilities in the nation for solar power

For the eighth year, Maui Electric Company has been named one of the nation's top utilities for connecting the most solar watts per customer to the grid, earning ninth place in the annual Top 10 list compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), formerly the Solar Electric Power Association.

April 01, 2016

Hawaiian Electric Companies submit updated 30-year energy plans charting a course to 100 percent renewable energy

The Hawaiian Electric Companies today outlined a detailed plan charting a 30-year course leading to 100 percent renewable energy in Hawaii. The plan lays out near-term actions to lay the foundation for meeting the most ambitious energy goals in the country, while preserving the flexibility needed to adapt to future advances in technology, changes in policy, and reductions in development costs.

March

March 31, 2016

Hawaiian Electric Companies propose plan for modernizing electric grids

With the next generation of the energy grid, customers will have more information to control their electric bills. More renewable energy will be integrated, producing and delivering power will be more cost-efficient, and power outages will be restored faster.

March 14, 2016

Electric bills for most islands decline to lowest in more than six years

Electric customers on Oahu, Molokai and Lanai are seeing the lowest monthly electric bills in more than six years, largely due to the continued drop in fuel prices. Bills for customers on Hawaii Island are the lowest in nine years.

March 09, 2016

Hawaiian Electric grid innovation project receives national recognition

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have been honored for the Renewable Integration Project of the Year at the 26th annual DistribuTECH Conference, the nation’s largest annual meeting focused on electricity transmission and distribution.

March 04, 2016

Solar power keeps rising under new programs approved by PUC

Customers are responding in growing numbers to new rooftop solar programs authorized by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. So far 350 applications for the new Grid-Supply program have been approved by the Hawaiian Electric Companies.

March 04, 2016

Molokai pilot project may open island grids to more rooftop solar

In partnership with E-Gear LLC, the Hawaiian Electric Companies will launch a pilot program designed to allow more customers to interconnect rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems on Molokai. The level of PV systems already installed or approved for installation on the island’s small electric grid is among the highest in the islands.

March 03, 2016

Hawaiian Electric Companies report record high renewable energy use

Hawaii Island led the state with 48.7 percent of customer electricity use coming from renewable resources in 2015. Maui County, including Molokai and Lanai, recorded 35.4 percent and Oahu achieved 17.2 percent of electricity used from renewable energy.

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