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.
During 2015, Maui Electric donated more than $167,000 in corporate contributions to non-profit and community organizations across Maui County.
A metallic balloon came in to contact with power lines in Kahului yesterday afternoon causing the lines to come down and knocking out power to nearby customers.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies today submitted an interim status report on plans for a diverse mix of energy resources to meet the state’s 100 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard by 2045.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) (HEI) today announced that support for the companies’ proposed merger continues to increase, as evidenced by the more than 50 different groups that have voiced support for the transaction, including most recently, the Hawaii Business Roundtable.
Hawaii Business Roundtable Announces Support for NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries Merger
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) (HEI) today announced that the Hawaii Business Roundtable, a statewide public policy organization made up of CEOs and senior executives of companies headquartered or maintaining significant operations in Hawaii, has expressed its support for the merger between Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) (HEI) and NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE).
Maui Electric Company announced that it has established the Maui Electric Company Sustainability Scholarship Endowment fund through a grant from the Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) Charitable Foundation for students enrolled in the Sustainable Science Management (SSM) program at University of Hawaii Maui College. Maui Electric President Sharon Suzuki presented a check for $30,000 to Chancellor Lui Hokoana during a ceremony held at the UH Maui College campus on Thursday, Jan. 14.
Organizers of the 3rd annual Hawaiian Electric Companies Hawaii VEX State Middle School Championship have announced the winners of the robotics event held today at Stevenson Middle School.
The 3rd annual Hawaiian Electric Companies Hawaii VEX State Middle School Championship, robotics competition involves robots designed and built by middle school students. Teams will control their robots to participate in various skills challenges, demonstrating the students’ grasp of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts.