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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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HELCO seeking additional geothermal energy

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company today issued a Geothermal Request for Proposals (Geothermal RFP). The company is seeking to add up to 50 megawatts (MW) of geothermal energy from geothermal resource developers at prices not tied to the cost of oil to help lower electricity costs for customers. The added power must also blend […]

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Teach For America receives $5,000 donation

MEDIA RELEASE Teach For America announced has the Hawaii Electric Light Company and the HEI Charitable Foundation have granted Teach For America-Hawaii $5,000 in support of the organization’s efforts to expand educational opportunity on Hawaii Island. Teach For America recruits, prepares, and develops top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years […]

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HELCO seeks more geothermal energy for Big Isle

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company has filed a draft Geothermal Request for Proposals (Geothermal RFP) with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC), an important step toward adding more geothermal energy to power Hawaii Island. Hawaii Electric Light Company is seeking to add up to 50 megawatts (MW) of geothermal power at prices not tied […]

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PUC hears resounding ‘No’ from island rate payers

Pair of public hearings bring out residents who oppose HELCO rate hike

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HELCO asks PUC to approve Aina Koa Pono contract

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company has asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for approval of a new biofuel supply contract with Aina Koa Pono. Under the agreement, Aina Koa Pono would provide 16 million gallons per year of renewable biofuel to replace fossil fuel used at the Keahole Power Plant on Hawaii Island […]

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HELCO signs contract to buy biomass electricity

Purchase agreement finalized with Hu Honua Bioenergy for 21.5MW of renewable power

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In a request for information (RFI) issued today, the utility is seeking input from stakeholders including potential geothermal developers and interested landowners on next steps that take into account the renewable energy goals and clean energy policy of Hawaii within the state’s unique community, cultural, historical, and environmental context.

HELCO seeks information on expanding geothermal energy on Big Island

In a request for information (RFI) issued today, the utility is seeking input from stakeholders including potential geothermal developers and interested landowners on next steps that take into account the renewable energy goals and clean energy policy of Hawaii within the state’s unique community, cultural, historical, and environmental context.

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PGV, HELCO sign agreement to deliver more power

PGV, HELCO sign agreement to deliver more power

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Ormat Technologies, Inc. have announced the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to add more renewable energy, with pricing independent of oil prices, to the Hawaii Island grid. As part of the contract, Ormat Technologies’ wholly-owned Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) agrees to provide an additional eight […]

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HELCO feed-in tariff applications now online

HELCO feed-in tariff applications now online

MEDIA RELEASE A new website will manage and accept applications for Hawaii Electric Light Company’s (HELCO) Feed-in Tariff program starting at noon Wednesday, Nov. 24. The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) is designed to encourage the addition of more renewable energy projects in Hawaii. The program offers pre-established rates and standardized contract terms which will provide an […]

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HELCO president explains why a rate increase is needed and how the average household would be affected by 'decoupling.'

PUC considering 6% HELCO general rate increase

HELCO president explains why a rate increase is needed and how the average household would be affected by ‘decoupling.’

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Family Support Services of West Hawaii (FSSWH) has received a $5,000 grant from the Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) to support its Na Makuakane Maika’i ‘O Hawaii—Great Fathers of Hawaii—Fatherhood Initiative.  The initiative’s counseling, educational and public awareness activities continue to highlight the importance of father involvement in the lives of children.

Family Support Services of West Hawaii receives HELCO grant

Family Support Services of West Hawaii (FSSWH) has received a $5,000 grant from the Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) to support its Na Makuakane Maika’i ‘O Hawaii—Great Fathers of Hawaii—Fatherhood Initiative. The initiative’s counseling, educational and public awareness activities continue to highlight the importance of father involvement in the lives of children.

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KAPOHO — Puna Geothermal Venture last year provided the Big Island with 18 percent of its energy, making the county the state's leader in renewable energy.

"The Big Island has a far, far higher rate than the rest of the state," said Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona. "Clean energy is our future."

PGV celebrates 15 years

KAPOHO — Puna Geothermal Venture last year provided the Big Island with 18 percent of its energy, making the county the state’s leader in renewable energy. “The Big Island has a far, far higher rate than the rest of the state,” said Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona. “Clean energy is our future.”

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