Our Timeline for a Renewable Energy Future

A Smarter, Stronger, More Resilient Electric Grid

Over the last seven years, Hawaiian Electric has made more than $1.5 billion in grid investments on Oahu, Maui County and Hawaii Island, with many advantages for Hawaii and you.

Our Vision

Fewer Outages

Pole and equipment replacements have made our electric system stronger. On Oahu, this has resulted in a 43% reduction in number of outages during high wind days.*

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*Applies to days with winds greater than 30 mph and outages lasting longer than 5 minutes.

Fewer Outages

More Resilience

Climate change will continue to impact our islands. While outages may happen, we’ve upgraded digital equipment and wireless communication, so we can respond faster.

Learn more about how climate change will impact our islands >

Fewer Outages

More Renewable Energy

By making upgrades at a faster rate than ever before, we’re creating a 21st century electric grid capable of integrating increasing amounts of solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, biofuel and waste-to-energy.

Learn more about how the grid is being upgraded >

Fewer Outages


Our Foundation and Shared Vision

Our foundation is rooted in a legacy of leadership and innovation.

We at Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawaii Electric Light have a rich history in Hawaii. We trace our founding to the vision of King David Kalakaua who first brought electricity to the people of Hawaii in the 1880s. Iolani Palace was one of the first royal residences in the world to be lit by electricity, preceding even the White House. We are proud of this legacy of leadership and innovation - a legacy that drives our strong commitment to Hawaii's future.

Our vision is not just for our companies but for Hawaii as a whole.

Our vision is to empower our customers and communities with affordable, reliable, clean energy, and provide innovative energy leadership for Hawaii.


Our Plans for the Future

Read our detailed energy plans submitted to the Public Utilities Commission on December 23, 2016:


Follow the links below to find out how we can achieve the state’s goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.