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Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO)

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.

Hawaiian Electric Grants Polynesian Voyaging Society $250,000

The Polynesian Voyaging Society has been awarded a five-year, $250,000 grant from Hawaiian Electric Industries and its related companies…

I Aloha Molokai Sings Holiday Wishes to HECO’s CEO

The community group I Aloha Molokai has released a version of The Twelve Days of Christmas that pokes fun at Constance Lau,…
Molokai Considers Forming Electric Co-Op to Break HECO Monopoly

Molokai Considers Forming Electric Co-Op to Break HECO Monopoly

Island that resisted wind farms moves toward 100 percent renewable energy amid questions about developer.
Solar Farm Surprise? HECO Won’t Say Where It’s Putting New Huge Energy Projects KIUC

Solar Farm Surprise? HECO Won’t Say Where It’s Putting New Huge Energy Projects

HECO is moving ahead with nine new solar farms. But where are they?
HECO Pushing Forward on Nine Solar Farms for Oahu

HECO Pushing Forward on Nine Solar Farms for Oahu

Hawaiian Electric Co. hopes to install 240 megawatts of utility-scale solar projects on Oahu by the end of 2015. The…

HECO Pushing Forward on Nine Solar Farms for Oahu

Hawaiian Electric Co. hopes to install 240 megawatts of utility-scale solar projects on Oahu by the end of 2015. The…
HECO Solar Problems Send Schools Scrambling To Pay Electric Bills

HECO Solar Problems Send Schools Scrambling To Pay Electric Bills

Oahu schools are getting caught by solar capacity issues and aren't seeing energy savings originally anticipated.

HECO Has New Hotline for Power Outages

Is your electricity out? Hawaiian Electric Co. has a new hotline for that.  The utility’s new automated reporting system is…