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Customers with special medical needs may now apply for discounted electricity rates

Customers of the three Hawaiian Electric Companies with special medical needs may now apply for a discounted electric rate. The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission has approved Hawaiian Electric’s proposed pilot program for a two-year trial.

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State experiences widespread power outages due to windstorm damage

Hawai’i island experienced scattered outages caused by branches in lines, affecting about 7,500 customers over the past 24 hours. The largest outage was in the Waimea-Kawaihae area affecting about 2,700 customers Saturday night. All customers on the island have been restored.

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Hawaiian Electric Companies joins anti-scam coalition

The Hawaiian Electric Companies today joined with fellow electric companies across the country, as well as utilities in the natural gas and water sectors, to observe the inaugural Utilities United Against Scams Day (UUAS Day.) The day will be supported by awareness and education activities throughout the week.

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Over 500 customers sign-up for variable electric rates the past week

In slightly more than a week, more than 500 residential customers have signed up for the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ new Time-of-Use rates, a program that will charge customers less for power used during the day – when solar energy production is highest – and more at night.

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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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Hawaiian Electric Companies prepare for Hurricane Ignacio

With significant rainfall and thunderstorms expected from Hurricane Ignacio, the Hawaiian Electric Companies have activated our emergency response plans and have been making preparations to quickly respond to customer outages and other potential impacts to our systems.

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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 sets a 30 year goal for 100 percent renewable energy

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 […]

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Hawaiian Electric Industries to be purchased by Florida based NextEra Energy for $4.3B

The transaction, which is valued at approximately $4.3 billion, includes the assumption of $1.7 billion in HEI debt and excludes HEI’s banking subsidiary. In connection with the agreement, HEI separately today announced a plan to spin off ASB Hawaii, the parent company of American Savings Bank.

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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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HEI fund-raiser supports Hope Lodge Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE A year-long fundraising effort by employees of Hawaii Electric Light Company and related companies Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and American Savings Bank are part of a more than $100,000 contribution from Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) to the American Cancer Society (ACS) Hawaii Pacific. All funds raised will support Hope Lodge Hawaii, a temporary […]

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Hawaiian Electric warns customers about telephone scams

Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company want to warn electric customers about an apparent telephone scam. Customers have reported receiving telephone calls saying their electric bill is delinquent and subject to disconnection.

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Hawaii linemen in previous mainland competitions. Photo courtesy of Hawaiian Electric Company

Registration opens for the Hawaii Lineman’s Rodeo scheduled for February

The first Hawaii Lineman’s Rodeo will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island. It is sponsored by a partnership of the Hawaiian Electric companies and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1260.

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Electric companies ease path to solar electric power

MEDIA RELEASE It will now be faster and simpler for many residential and some small commercial customers to receive approval for on-site solar photovoltaic installations without worrying about the need for a possible interconnection study, Hawaiian Electric has announced. As of Oct. 1, most residential and some commercial customers of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and […]

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