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Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO)

Campaign Corner: Daring the Public to Comment on New HECO Plan PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Campaign Corner: Daring the Public to Comment on New HECO Plan

Hawaiian Electric Co. should come into the digital age when asking for input on its proposals.
HECO Executives Take Heat from Lawmakers, Solar Industry Sophie Cocke/ Civil Beat

HECO Executives Take Heat from Lawmakers, Solar Industry

Oahu's solar industry has declined sharply since last year as HECO struggles to integrate more of the energy into its grids.
HECO Ratepayers, You’re Going to Pay PF Bentley/Civil Beat

HECO Ratepayers, You’re Going to Pay

It looks like another fixed fee will be added to our monthly electricity bills. I'd like to know why, and how.
HECO Asks Oahu Customers To Cut Back on Electricity to Avoid Power Outages PF Bentley/Civil Beat

HECO Asks Oahu Customers To Cut Back on Electricity to Avoid Power Outages

Hawaiian Electric Co. is asking its Oahu customers to cut back on their air conditioners, limit hot showers, dishwashing and…
Have You Caught Wind of What’s Missing From HECO’s Energy Plan? Flickr: exfordy

Have You Caught Wind of What’s Missing From HECO’s Energy Plan?

Here is why Big Wind is no longer really part of the discussion about Hawaii's energy future.
HECO Warns Customers To Disconnect Rogue Solar Systems Blue Planet Foundation

HECO Warns Customers To Disconnect Rogue Solar Systems

Hawaiian Electric Co. is warning customers on Oahu who have hooked up solar systems to its grid without the utility’s approval…
The Projector: The Governor’s Race and HECO’s Renewable Power Play PF Bentley/Civil Beat

The Projector: The Governor’s Race and HECO’s Renewable Power Play

Photos of the week show Ige, Aiona, Hannemann and Davis hitting the stage, and protestors holding a "solar vigil" as the power company laid out big renewable energy plans.
Does HECO Have a Plan for the 21st Century? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Does HECO Have a Plan for the 21st Century?

Company says it's transforming, but critics say Hawaii's major utility lacks a vision for competing against emerging technologies.
HECO Plans Promise Cleaner Energy at Lower Costs by 2030 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

HECO Plans Promise Cleaner Energy at Lower Costs by 2030

Power companies submit their plans to the state Public Utilities Commission, which had rejected earlier versions.
HECO Warns Residents About Electrical Risks in Anticipation of Storm PF Bentley/Civil Beat

HECO Warns Residents About Electrical Risks in Anticipation of Storm

With Hurricane Iselle on track to hit the Hawaiian Islands later this week and another tropical storm on its way,…
Hawaii Monitor: Could HECO Fade Like Evening Newspapers and Ma Bell? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Could HECO Fade Like Evening Newspapers and Ma Bell?

The once-lucrative businesses didn't account for the big changes coming to their industry.
Hawaii Energy Policy Has Driven Up Electric Bills As HECO Maintains Profits PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Energy Policy Has Driven Up Electric Bills As HECO Maintains Profits

The 2010 decision to encourage conservation while allowing HECO to profit hasn't worked so well.