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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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April 17, 2012

Maui Ranked 7th in US for Solar

Maui Electric Company is ranked seventh in the nation in a list of top utilities for solar power. In 2011, Maui Electric Company reported a 100.2 watts-per-customer rate, an increase from its 22.8 rate a year before.
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May 19, 2011

Kihei/Wailea Site of Japan-U.S. Electric Vehicle Smart Grid Demonstration Project

Beginning in 2012, energy partners from the United States and Japan will collaborate on a multimillion dollar smart grid demonstration project in neighborhoods in the Kihei and Wailea areas.
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March 02, 2011

Hawaiian Electric Now Providing All Customers with Lower Rates for Conservation

Oahu customers are the last of Hawaiian Electric’s customers to receive the new tiered electric rate structure already in place for Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light Company customers.
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October 29, 2009

State Moves Closer in its Plan to Ship Wind Energy From Maui to Oahu

The state is seeking bids from companies interested in linking Maui County to Oahu using a system of undersea cables. The proposed project was unveiled a year ago when the state entered into an agreement with Hawaiian Electric companies to connect the islands into one electrical grid, allowing renewable wind power generated in Maui County... Read more »
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July 15, 2009


Hawaiian Electric Company is the recipient of $750,000 in federal funds for the development of new wind energy projects in Hawaii. The award, from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), funded primarily by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will support HECO’s Hawaii Utility Integration Initiatives. Currently, HECO operates the Kaheawa Wind Power Farm on... Read more »
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March 17, 2009

HECO Agrees to Buy Energy from First Wind’s Molokai Wind Farms

The governor joined officials with Castle & Cooke, First Wind Hawaii and Hawaiian Electric Company today in announcing an agreement that could lead to the construction of large wind farms on both Lanai and Molokai. The farms would feed into an inter-island cable system currently being discussed with plans to provide the clean energy via... Read more »
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January 05, 2009


Lawmakers will discuss the cause of Oahu’s islandwide power outage that knocked out power on the day after Christmas to more than 282,000 customers.  The Senate Committee on Energy and the Environment will meet on January 14th for an informational briefing to go over reasons behind the extended outage and plans to prevent future incidents.... Read more »
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