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Hawaiian Electric sets a 30 year goal for 100 percent renewable energy

MEDIA RELEASE

The Hawaiian Electric Companies Monday (June 8) joined others across Hawai‘i in applauding Gov. David Ige and the Hawai‘i Legislature for setting the most aggressive clean energy goal in the country – 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.

Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawai‘i Electric Light Company fully support the goal of having 100 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources while ensuring that it’s achieved at a reasonable cost for electric customers and that safe, reliable electric service is maintained.

“Reducing our dependence on imported oil and increasing our use of renewable energy is critical to our state’s future. It’s the clean energy transformation we all want for Hawai‘i. Reaching this goal will require a diverse portfolio of renewable energy resources and strong, upgraded electric grids, and that’s exactly what we’re working toward,” said Alan Oshima, Hawaiian Electric president and CEO.

The proposed merger involving Hawaiian Electric and NextEra Energy would provide additional resources to help make these ambitious goals a reality. NextEra Energy has developed, built and operates one of the nation’s most modern grid networks and is the world’s largest producer of renewable energy from the wind and sun.

“Reaching these goals will be a challenge that our entire state must work together to meet. And we’ll do that with strong collaboration among all stakeholders and our collective commitment to building a better energy future for Hawai‘i,” Oshima said.

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