The Hawaiian Electric Companies achieved a consolidated 27 percent renewable portfolio standard in 2018, even with the loss of Hawaii Island’s geothermal resource for most of the year following the Kilauea volcanic eruption.
Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui Electric Company, has been named to the new position of President, Maui County and Hawaii Island Utilities, responsible for overseeing the administration of the two companies that serve 157,000 customers on Hawaii, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.
Installation of residential rooftop solar systems used by Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light customers increased by 5.3 percent in 2018 from 2017, continuing Hawaii’s leadership as the No. 1 state for private rooftop solar.
Hawaiian Electric Companies have submitted contracts for seven grid-scale, solar-plus-storage projects on three islands to the Public Utilities Commission for review.