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July 19, 2016

HEI Withdraws LNG Plans After Termination of NextEra Merger

HEI today withdrew its applications for approval of a liquefied natural gas contract and plans to for upgrades...
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July 18, 2016

NextEra Energy and HEI Terminate Merger Agreement

NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries today announced the termination of their plans to merge, effective immediately.
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July 15, 2016

PUC Nixes NextEra-HECO Merger

The PUC concluded that HECO-NextEra failed to demonstrate that the merger is in the public interest, using the words "vague, inadequate, uncertain, unrealistic... "
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June 20, 2016

250 Hawa‘i Schools Get Energy Management Systems

All public elementary, middle and high schools in the HECO’s service territory are receiving new, intelligent, energy-monitoring devices and software.
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May 19, 2016

Hawaiian Electric Proposes Use of Natural Gas

HECO proposes using natural gas with modernized generation for a lower cost, cleaner path to 100% renewable energy.
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April 01, 2016

HECO Proposes Modernizing Plan for Hawai‘i’s Grids

If approved by the PUC, installation of smart meters is expected to begin as early as 2017 on Oʻahu and 2018 on Hawai‘i Island and in Maui County.
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March 04, 2016

Maui Electric Reports 35.4% Renewable Energy Use

Company representatives say the Big Island of Hawai‘i led the state with 48.7 percent of customer electricity use coming from renewable resources in 2015.
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February 17, 2016

Hawaiian Electric Submits Interim Status Report

The Hawaiian Electric Companies on Tuesday submitted an interim status report on plans for a diverse mix of energy resources to meet the state's 100 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard by 2045.
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December 29, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Companies Offer New Year’s Safety Tips

Hawaiian Electric Companies has compiled a list of tips relating to fireworks, metallic balloons and drones to help everyone celebrate safely as the holiday season continues.
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November 09, 2015

HECO Proposes New Time-of-Use Rates for Public Schools

The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission received a proposal from the Hawaiian Electric Companies with new, lower daytime electric rates for the Hawai‘i Department of Education that could help public schools manage their electricity costs as they install additional air conditioning and cooling equipment, while also using renewable energy that is available during the day.
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August 24, 2015

Environmental Groups Commend Ige for Fossil Fuels Opposition

Two of the state's leading environmental advocacy groups, Sierra Club and Earthjustice, have commended Gov. David Ige’s statement today opposing plans to import and burn fossil gas in the islands.
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August 11, 2015

Consumer Advocate Recommends Rejection of NextEra Merger

The Division of Consumer Advocacy of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs filed its testimony yesterday, recommending that the Public Utilities Commission reject the $4.3 billion NextEra Energy Inc.-HECO Companies merger as proposed, calling the purported benefits illusory and inadequate.
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April 30, 2013

MECO Helps Parent Company Hit New Renewable Record

HECO officials attributed the progress to added rooftop and utility-scale solar photovoltaic facilities on all islands; more wind energy on Oahu and Maui; and increased geothermal energy production on Hawaii Island.
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April 18, 2013

MECO Gets National Honors for Solar Energy Adoption

MECO was ranked sixth in the nation in 2012 for adding new solar power on a per customer basis, according to the educational non-profit Solar Electric Power Association.
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July 07, 2012

Maui Senators Appointed to PUC’s Energy Planning Advisory Group

The Public Utilities Commission has appointed Senators Roz Baker and J. Kalani English as members to the newly created Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) Advisory Group.
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