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Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Beefs Up Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 13, 2017

The board of directors of the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) in Hawaii recently set a goal of reaching 70% renewable energy by 2030. The target is part of an update to KIUC’s strategic plan for 2008-2023, which set an [Read More]

Stem’s Energy Storage Helps Accommodate Renewables In Hawaii

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 30, 2017

Stem Inc., a provider of commercial-scale energy storage services, has completed testing of its customer-sited storage fleet installed for Hawaiian Electric Co. According to Stem, the fleet provides 1 MW of intelligent storage services across 29 customer sites to accommodate [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Seeks Utility-Scale Onshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 09, 2017

In an effort to potentially save money for its customers, Hawaiian Electric Co. is seeking onshore wind developers that can build projects capable of obtaining U.S. federal tax credits before they expire in 2019. Specifically, the utility is seeking independent [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Proposes Upping Base Rate To Spur Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2016

In an effort to integrate more renewable energy, improve customer service and help pay for operating costs, Hawaiian Electric has proposed the first increase of Oahu base rates in nearly six years. Specifically, the request is for a 6.9% increase [Read More]

Hawaii Utilities Scope Out Land For Renewables Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

In order to meet the state’s ambitious 100% by 2045 renewable portfolio standard, the Hawaiian Electric Companies plan to continue relying heavily on utility-scale solar and wind projects. However, these types of projects require a considerable amount of land, which [Read More]

Hawaii Deploys Utility-Scale Battery System As Part Of Larger Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

Hawaiian Electric Co. has placed into service its first utility-scale battery energy storage  system (BESS), a 1 MW battery located at the Campbell Industrial Park generating station on Oahu. The BESS is a joint demonstration project by the Hawaii Natural [Read More]

To Meet Renewables Goal, Hawaii Needs Huge Infrastructure Upgrades: Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2016

Last year, Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii, signed a bill that mandates state utilities procure 100% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2045. According to a new report, however, it may come at a cost of $8 billion just [Read More]

No Deal: NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Industries Kill Merger Plans

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 18, 2016

Driven by an order from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HEI) and Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy Inc. have terminated their plans to merge. NextEra initially announced its bid to take over HEI in December [Read More]

The Navy Teams Up With Hawaii For Advancement Of Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2016

Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii, and Dennis V. McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance clean energy opportunities, including working on energy-related issues of mutual benefit, coordinating goals and building partnerships whenever possible. [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric To Kick Off RFP For Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2016

Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc. says it has begun the process of seeking more renewable energy projects that will help lower and stabilize energy costs for all electric customers on Oahu. In accordance with rules established by the Hawaii Public Utilities [Read More]