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November 05, 2019

Drone Surveys Planned for Wildfire Mitigation on Maui

Drone, or unmanned aircraft system, surveys will be conducted in November and December in East Oʻahu, West Maui and Māʻalaea as part of the company's wildfire mitigation planning.
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October 12, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companiesʻ New Projects to Expand Clean Energy For Three Islands

Hawaiʻi Electric Companies (HECO) are negotiating contracts with developers for seven major solar-plus-storage projects on Oʻahu, Maui, and Hawaiʻi island. According to HECO, these projects are the largest combination of renewable energy in state history. Each solar project will be connected to a storage system that will capture up to four hours of electricity. The... Read more »
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February 26, 2018

Surge in Scam Calls to Electric Customers

A surge in scam calls to electric customers is being reported. Customers receiving scam calls should “Just hang up.”
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November 13, 2017

Experts Explore Electrification of Hawai‘i Transportation

Experts discussed ways Hawaiʽi can expand the electrification of vehicles to reduce emissions, lower customer costs and bring more renewable energy online.
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October 31, 2017

Hawaiian Electric Begins Soliciting Renewable Energy Proposals

The Hawaiian Electric Companies plan to seek new renewable energy projects for O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island beginning in early 2018.
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August 30, 2017

HECO Files Grid Modernization Strategy with PUC

It will cost an estimated $205 million to update the energy networks of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light over the next six years.
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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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