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.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies today formally begin the search for new, grid-scale renewable energy projects for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island.
Scammers are once again targeting customers of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, and the companies want customers who receive these scam calls to "Just hang up!"
Maui Electric Company presented Akaku: Maui Community Media with an $8,000 donation to support its Maui Youth Now program earlier this month.
Maui Electric hosts community meetings March 6-8 to share options on reaching 100 percent renewable energy
Maui Electric Company will host community meetings to share possible options based on feedback collected from the Molokai community on how to achieve 100 percent renewable energy for the island.
Hawaiian Electric Companies ask approval to seek new renewable generation for Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island
To continue progress toward achieving 100 percent clean energy for Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light are asking the Public Utilities Commission for approval to seek 300 megawatts of generation powered by renewables.
Regulators have approved for implementation the Hawaiian Electric Companies' multi-year grid modernization strategy, paving the way for upgrades that will create renewable-ready island grids and improve reliability.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies achieved a consolidated 27 percent renewable portfolio standard in 2017, up from 26 percent the year before. The increase was achieved primarily by the addition of new grid-scale and private rooftop solar systems.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies will soon offer two new private rooftop solar programs designed to help maintain service reliability and stability as we integrate more renewable energy on our island grids.
The Public Utilities Commission has approved a comprehensive new portfolio of programs that will reward customers of the Hawaiian Electric Companies who can use their own equipment to participate in the management of the electricity grid.
Maui Electric Company has agreed to buy electricity from a grid-scale solar and battery energy storage facility to be built by Molokai New Energy Partners, a project that could lower the island’s electric bills.