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Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO)

16 New Solar Farms For Hawaii But Utility Won’t Say Where Exactly

16 New Solar Farms For Hawaii But Utility Won’t Say Where Exactly

The public might have to wait 30 days for details of plans for 16 solar-plus-storage or standalone storage projects on three islands

Investor: Changes At Hawaiian Electric ‘Can Happen Fast’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Investor: Changes At Hawaiian Electric ‘Can Happen Fast’

A activist shareholder says Hawaiian Electric could be a case study for environmental sustainability.

The New NextEra? HECO Is Fighting This Mainland Firm’s Bid For Control Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The New NextEra? HECO Is Fighting This Mainland Firm’s Bid For Control

Hawaiian Electric Industries faces an aggressive campaign by a $15 billion hedge fund used to getting its way.

HECO Names New CEO As It Begins Major Renewable Energy Push Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

HECO Names New CEO As It Begins Major Renewable Energy Push

Over the next three years on Oahu alone, HECO expects it will need wind and solar projects with a footprint 29 times the size of Aloha Stadium.

Regulators Demand Audit Of Hawaiian Electric Co. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Regulators Demand Audit Of Hawaiian Electric Co.

The PUC says the investigation will promote more transparency and understanding about HECO’s management practices.

Hawaiian Electric’s Ambitious Plan To Quit Using Coal Is A ‘Moon Mission’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric’s Ambitious Plan To Quit Using Coal Is A ‘Moon Mission’

To replace a coal plant set to close in 2022, HECO is seeking private developers to build a new wave of renewable energy generation and storage facilities around the islands.

Turning The Lights Back On Is Tough In Oahu’s Rugged Terrain Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Turning The Lights Back On Is Tough In Oahu’s Rugged Terrain

Maintaining electricity in the wake of a major storm is also key to keeping the water supply flowing.

Is Wireless Phone Giant Using Hawaii To Greenwash Its Image? Verizon Communications

Is Wireless Phone Giant Using Hawaii To Greenwash Its Image?

An environmental group says a national ad by Verizon Communications misleads viewers about the company’s policies.

Is HECO ‘Dragging Anchor’ On Push To Renewable Energy? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is HECO ‘Dragging Anchor’ On Push To Renewable Energy?

Some critics complain the utility isn’t moving fast enough to wean the state off fossil fuels, but HECO says it’s met every deadline.