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.
Progress on renewable energy and resilience continued to drive the transformation of the Hawaiian Electric Companies in 2018.
In partnership with the County of Maui, Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), Ulupono Initiative, Blue Planet Foundation and Hitachi, Maui Electric, proposed today to assume ownership and operation of the existing electric vehicle fast-charging network established on Maui through the JUMPSmartMaui demonstration project.
The 2019 Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Hawaii State VEX VRC Robotics Championship featuring Hawaii’s top middle and high school robotics teams will be held Jan. 12, 2019 at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus Center Ballroom.
Nissan North America, Greenlots, Inc., and EVgo are bringing the popular “No Charge to Charge” (NCTC) promotion to the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ service territory. It provides up to two years of free fast-charging for those who purchase or lease a new Nissan LEAF from certified dealers in Hawaii after Nov. 1, 2018.
Phone scammers kicked into high gear this week, targeting Hawaiian Electric Companies’ customers – mainly small businesses and churches. Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light are warning customers to “Just Hang Up!” on scammers who are much more active during the holidays.
Hawaiian Electric Companies update electric vehicle strategic roadmap as U.S. celebrates 1 million EV sales
As electric industry leaders convene in Washington, D.C. tomorrow to mark one-million plug-in electric vehicle sold in the United States, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are releasing an expanded update of the Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap that quantifies benefits of clean transportation.
Maui Electric’s Fleet Department will hold a silent auction for its retired vehicles on Tuesday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the front lawn of Maui Electric’s Kahului parking lot located at 210 W. Kamehameha Avenue and Wakea Avenue.
Thirty employees of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light are headed to fire-devastated Northern California to help Pacific Gas & Electric Company restore power to thousands of customers.
Local energy resilience in face of global climate change to be discussed in community forum on Nov. 29
As climate change impacts the islands with more severe and frequent storms, hear how local organizations are preparing our communities at the upcoming community forum, Energy Resilience on Maui, presented by Maui Electric Company in partnership with HiPER COMM (High Performance Energy Resilient Communities).
Hawaii utilities join forces against aggressive scammers, alert customers during Utility Scam Awareness Week
Hawaii residents and small businesses are losing thousands of dollars to increasingly aggressive thieves and scam artists posing as utility workers and bill collectors.