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.
Robotics teams from Sacred Hearts Academy and Pearl City High School won their respective competition "Excellence Awards" at the 2017 Pan Pacific VEX Robotics Championships, qualifying both to participate in the 2018 VEX World Championships to be held next April in Louisville, Kentucky.
To continue their progress toward achieving Hawaii's clean energy goals, the Hawaiian Electric Companies plan to seek new renewable energy projects for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island beginning in early 2018.
The 2017 Pan Pacific VEX Robotics Championships will be held Nov. 4-5, 2017 at the Campus Center Ballroom, University of Hawaii at Manoa, with more than 80 teams from Hawaii Island, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, California, and China competing for qualification slots at the 2018 VEX Worlds. The event is sponsored by the Hawaiian Electric Companies and Okinawa Enetech with the support of the Engineers Council - University of Hawaii. The event is free to the public.
Maui Electric today proposed the first increase to its base rates in nearly six years to help pay for operating costs, including system upgrades to increase reliability, integrate more renewable energy, and improve customer service.
Maui Electric Company will begin construction this month of the Kaonoulu Substation on the mauka side of Piilani Highway and Ohukai Road.
Just hang up! That’s what the Hawaiian Electric Companies recommend as they begin a month-long campaign to alert customers about a recent spike in aggressive phone scams targeting electric customers.
Customers submitting new applications to install private rooftop solar can now complete the process entirely online using a new tool launched by the Hawaiian Electric Companies.
Maui Electric Company will present fun games, interactive displays, hands-on demonstrations and entertainment at the free Maui Electric Energy Fair on Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Queen Kaahumanu Center.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies filed their Grid Modernization Strategy with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today, providing a roadmap for building more resilient and renewable-ready island grids.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies' progress in improving customer service, increasing renewable energy, decreasing oil use, innovating to provide more customers access to rooftop solar and modernize the grid, and supporting communities are highlighted in the companies' tenth annual Sustainability Report.