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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. The program, which started this week, is only available to existing NEM customers with […]

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HELCO to procure 60MW of solar power along with 240MWh of battery storage via new projects

“These large-scale solar and battery projects will accelerate our renewable energy drive at some of the lowest prices we’ve seen to date,” said Shelee Kimura, Hawaiian Electric senior vice president of business development and strategic planning. “With support from our communities, these projects will reduce our reliance on fossil fuel and cut greenhouse gas emissions […]

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The Hawaiian Electric Companies activate emergency response plans as Hurricane Olivia moves toward islands

As Hurricane Olivia heads closer to the islands, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are activating their emergency response plans, going through pre-storm checklists, and readying crews to respond. The companies are closely monitoring Hurricane Olivia, which is expected to weaken to a tropical storm but still has the potential to cause major damage. Forecasts show that […]

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Hawaiian Electric Companies’ software upgrade to affect customer services Sept. 28 to Oct.1, 2018

Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light will be upgrading their computer software at the end of the month, affecting phone, online and walk-in services from Friday, Sept. 28, to Monday, Oct. 1, 2018

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The Hawaiian Electric Companies activate emergency response plans as Hurricane Lane nears

As Hurricane Lane heads closer to the islands, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are activating their emergency response plans and readying crews to respond where needed. The companies are closely monitoring Hurricane Lane’s movement in order to move crews and equipment to areas most likely to be affected. Forecasts show that wind and heavy rain could […]

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New Year’s safety tips from the Hawaiian Electric Companies

As the New Year approaches, the Hawaiian Electric Companies want to remind everyone to celebrate safely. With a little extra care and caution, we can all enjoy a safe, happy and healthy start to 2017. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

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HELCO offers variable electric rates to customers

The Hawaiian Electric Companies are offering an optional Time-of-Use rate program that will charge customers less for power used during the day – when solar energy production is highest – and more at night. Developed under the direction of the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission, these rates encourage customers to use electricity when solar power is […]

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PUC votes to not approve Hawaiian Electric, NextEra merger

In a 2-0 decision, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission dismissed without prejudice the Hawaiian Electric Companies and NextEra Energy’s merger.

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Hawaiian Electric proposes community solar pilot project on Oahu

Hawaiian Electric Company has proposed a community solar pilot program in a filing with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission. If the PUC approves the pilot, about 50 O‘ahu utility customers will have the opportunity to enjoy many benefits of solar without putting solar panels on their roofs. Participating customers will be able to significantly reduce […]

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Hawaiian Electric plans to triple rooftop solar power

As part of its transformation to deliver a more affordable, clean energy future for Hawai‘i, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are proposing a new program to increase rooftop solar in a way that’s safe, sustainable and fair for all customers.

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Kick off Energy Action Month at clean energy fair (Sept. 27)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light’s Clean Energy Fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Prince Kuhio Plaza. The fair kicks off Energy Action Month in October to celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of businesses and organizations who are paving the way for a sustainable, clean energy future for Hawaii. The Clean Energy Fair […]

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Hawaiian Electric contributes $25K to Hawaii Island United Way

Hawaiʻi Electric Light, Hawaiian Electric and Maui Electric have collectively contributed $25,000 to the Hawaiʻi Island United Way. In addition, contributions from employees of the three utilities will be matched by the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation, up to a total of $10,000.

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Hawaiian Electric Companies launch social media sweepstakes

The Hawaiian Electric Companies – Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawai‘i Electric Light – today launched their Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/HawaiianElect… We will be posting daily, offering safety and clean energy tips, updates on community events, and the latest information on our companies and employees.

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Senator Solomon questions delay in new 50MW geothermal plant

Senator Malama Solomon identified “bad faith actions” taken by HELCO/HECO including their failure to submit an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that was compliant with specific industry framework requirements. “I strongly believe the recent actions of HECO/HELCO in the Geothermal 50-megawatt RFP demonstrate that HECO is intent on delaying (and/or preventing) geothermal development on Hawaii Island,” […]

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