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Issue #52 – July 2022

Posted on Jul 19, 2022 in Newsletters

In this issue: Got ENERGY STAR, Hurricane Preparedness, Emergency Investigative Proceedings Regarding Sandwich Isles Communications, Inc., AirVoice Wireless Seeking to Become Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in Hawaii, PUC Denies Hu Honua Biomass Power Plant, Conditional Approval of Launiupoko Irrigation Rate Increase, LIHEAP & LIHWAP, Utility Bill Assistance Available

Hawaiian Electric will share and address community input received on its draft request for proposals (RFP) seeking a potential variety of renewable energy projects during a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, July 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants can join via Microsoft Teams at hawaiianelectric.com/communitymeetings, Hawaiian Electric’s Facebook page, or tune in to ‘Ōlelo ...
Read More July 12 – HECO virtual community meeting on next stage of renewable energy projects for O‘ahu

After helping more than 12,000 local families stay safely housed during the pandemic, the Rental and Utility Relief Program (RURP) will cease accepting applications on Thursday, June 30 at 4:30 p.m. New applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and paid out based on the remaining funds available. While the application portal will close at ...
Read More Oahu Rental and Utility Relief Program will cease accepting applications on Thursday, June 30 at 4:30 p.m.

Maui residents and businesses can now sign up for Hawaiian Electric’s Battery Bonus program, which pays a cash incentive to customers with rooftop solar who add energy storage capacity, providing support to the grid as fossil fuel power plants are retired. Battery Bonus pays a one-time cash incentive and monthly bill credits to residential and ...
Read More Hawaiian Electric expands Battery Bonus program to customers on Maui

The County of Kauai’s Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program, administered by Kauai Federal Credit Union, has reopened, and officials are encouraging renters and landlords in need of financial assistance to apply, at kauairenthelp.com. As of March 15, 2022, the County’s Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program (CRUA), administered by Kauai Federal Credit Union, has ...
Read More County of Kauai’s Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program – Reopened

HSEO Clean Energy Survey

Posted on May 23, 2022 in Hot Topics

Hawaii is making tremendous progress in reaching the state’s clean energy goals, and it’s important for all residents to participate in the transformation that is underway. To build a clean energy vision together, the Hawaii State Energy Office is committed to ensuring community voices are communicated to policy makers and project developers to help guide ...
Read More HSEO Clean Energy Survey

The meeting will inform members of surrounding communities, the public and stakeholders about KPLP’s power generation facility in the Campbell Industrial Park. KPLP will also discuss plant efficiency, its operations and benefits from providing electricity to Oahu’s consumers, as well as the proposed renewal of its amended and restated power purchase agreement (ARPPA) with Hawaiian Electric Company ...
Read More June 8 – Kalaeloa Partners LP Virtual Community Meeting

To help the state reach its energy goals, The Hawai‘i State Energy Office (HSEO) is hosting a series of statewide community workshops in May to share information and gather input to empower community voices. These two-hour workshops from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. will allow for learning and sharing to help shape a vision for the state’s clean ...
Read More May (Multiple Dates) – Community Workshops to Help Shape a Vision for the State’s Clean Energy Future

Molokai residents are invited to pick up a free kit containing energy-saving items to help reduce energy use at home on Wednesday, May 11, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the following drive-through locations on the island: Kaunakakai Elementary School, 30 Ailoa St. Maunaloa Elementary School, 128 Maunaloa Road Kilohana Elementary School, 7253 Kamehameha ...
Read More Molokai residents invited to free drive-through for energy-savings kit on May 11

Hawaiian Electric has drafted requests for proposals (RFP) for potentially a broad array of renewable energy projects on Oʻahu and Maui that will enable the future retirement of generators that run on imported oil. Once the draft is approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the company will seek proposals for a variety of renewable ...
Read More May 10 & 24 – Virtual Public Meetings: Hawaiian Electric embarks on next round of renewable energy procurements