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April 03, 2019

Hawaiian Electric Companies targeting 2022 in move to acquire more renewable energy

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.

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November

November 07, 2018

Maui Electric to start construction of storm water retention basin in Maalaea

Maui Electric Company will begin construction of an earthen berm, or storm water retention basin, fronting its Maalaea Generating Station along N. Kihei Road this month.

November 02, 2018

PUC approves transfer of jointly owned utility poles from Hawaiian Telcom to Hawaiian Electric Companies

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have acquired Hawaiian Telcom's ownership interest in approximately 120,000 jointly-owned utility electric distribution poles on Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii island under agreements approved by the Public Utilities Commission.

October

October 31, 2018

Energy-saving streetlight installations on Maui starting in November

Maui Electric Company, in partnership with the County of Maui’s Department of Public Works, will begin installing approximately 4,800 new energy-saving fixtures for county-funded streetlights in November.

October 24, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies' new NEM Plus program allows solar customers to add storage, non-export technology

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have launched NEM Plus, a program that allows Net Energy Metering customers to add features such as energy storage to their rooftop solar systems – as long as the new equipment doesn’t export power to the grid.

October 09, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies select 7 solar-plus-storage projects for record increase in renewable energy

Seven major solar-plus-storage projects on three islands, representing the largest infusion of renewable energy in state history, are now in contract negotiations between developers and the Hawaiian Electric Companies.

October 05, 2018

Maui's second large-scale solar project comes online

In partnership with Kenyon Energy, Maui Electric Company is pleased to announce that Maui's second large-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar project came online yesterday, Oct. 4. Maui Electric is buying power from the Kuia Solar project in West Maui which is independently owned and operated by Kenyon Energy.

October 05, 2018

Maui Electric hosts community meetings Oct. 15-17 to discuss future renewable energy projects for Molokai

As part of its ongoing efforts to power Molokai with 100 percent renewable energy, Maui Electric Company will be hosting three Molokai 100% community meetings to share the current progress and next steps of reaching this ambitious initiative.

September

September 25, 2018

Electric vehicle drivers can now top off at Maui Electric office

Electric vehicle drivers have a new fast-charging station option at the Maui Electric office in Kahului at 210 W. Kamehameha Ave.

September 06, 2018

Hawaiian Electric mobile app now shows where to find an EV fast charger and more

The Hawaiian Electric mobile app for smart phones now shows electric vehicle drivers where to find Hawaiian Electric Companies' fast charging stations.

August

August 15, 2018

First Maui Electric rate increase in 6 years approved

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an interim decision approving Maui Electric Company's first base-rate increase in more than six years.

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