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February 06, 2018

Moloka‘i’s First Large-Scale Renewable Project

The project would provide energy from its solar array and battery at a rate of about 17 cents per kilowatt hour, less than the present cost of diesel generation
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December 15, 2017

Hawai‘i High Court Rules in Maui Case Involving Due Process at the PUC

The appeal challenged the Public Utilities Commission and its denial of a request to intervene in a case involving a proposed agreement by Maui Electric Company to buy power from the former Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar plantation’s coal-fired power plant.
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January 10, 2017

Maui Electric Seek PUC Approval for More Renewable Energy

Maui Electric envisions achieving 100% renewable energy on Moloka‘i by 2020, on Lānaʻi by 2030 and on Maui by 2040.
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October 31, 2016

61 Maui Customers Enroll in New Time-of-Use Electric Rate Program

Company representatives say that as of Oct. 28, 508 customers had enrolled, representing about 10% of the total enrollment allowed across the state.
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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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August 03, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Proposes New EV Discount Charging Rates

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have asked the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission to approve discount electric vehicle charging rates in a new time-of-use program.
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June 30, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Companies Propose Continued Growth of Rooftop Solar

The company provided recommendations to the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission this week that proposed new customer options and programs to support continued growth of rooftop photovoltaic systems in Hawai‘i.
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June 10, 2015

HEI Shareholders Approve Merger with NextEra Energy

Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. said today that its shareholders have approved the merger agreement with NextEra Energy Inc. announced Dec. 3, 2014. Approximately 90 percent of shares voted were in favor of the proposed merger.
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February 12, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Industries Maintains Share Prices

The board of directors at Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. sustained a quarterly cash dividend of 31 cents per share as of Feb. 10, 2015. The dividends are payable Mar. 10, 2015, and to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 24, 2015. The share is equal to an annual rate of $1.24 per share.
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October 09, 2013

Discount EV Charging Rates Extended

The Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission has approved of a request to extend discount rates for another year to customers charging Electrical Vehicles during off-peak hours.
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January 18, 2013

Approvals Sought For Liquefied Natural Gas in Hawai’i

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the delivery of Liquefied Natural Gas to the state. Approvals are still required from the Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission.
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May 04, 2012

PUC Finalizes MECO 2010 Rate Increase

Under the PUC decision, a 1.5% increase, or $4.7 million in annual revenues was finalized, effective May 4, 2012. Company officials say the amount has already been reflected in electric bills since August 2010, when the PUC approved an interim increase.
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March 08, 2012

Maui’s Champley Confirmed as PUC Commissioner

Prior to his appointment, Champley worked as a Maui-based senior energy consultant, focused on clean energy resource integration in Hawai'i.
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December 01, 2011

PUC Eases Way For Renewable Energy Grid Integration

The rules are expected to ease the way for more distributed renewable energy generation like rooftop solar panels.
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