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The Rental and Utility Relief Program will temporarily reopen for 8,000 new applications on October 3 at 2 p.m., at oneoahu.org/renthelp. This will help keep eligible renters safely housed this fall. Here are tips to help renters get ready to apply: Start gathering needed documents, including a government-issued photo ID, rental agreements, overdue rent or ...
Read More Honolulu Rental and Utility Relief Program Temporarily Reopens October 3, 2022 at 2pm

National Drive Electric Week kicks off this Friday — a weeklong nationwide celebration, started in 2011 as National Plug-In Day, to raise awareness of the growing availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of driving electric. Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, 2022 has officially been declared National Drive Electric Week by Mayor Rick Blangiardi, ...
Read More September 23-October 2: National Drive Electric Week

Lifeline helps low-income consumers connect to the nation’s voice and broadband networks, find jobs, access health care services, connect with family and call for help in an emergency. For some, being connected can be the difference between social connection and complete isolation. Under the federal Lifeline Program, low-income consumers who participate in certain public assistance ...
Read More September 12-16: Lifeline Awareness Week

Hawaiian Electric customers on Hawaii, Maui, Lanai and Molokai will see lower rates in September that reflect the first significant drop in oil prices since spring. Oahu customers will see a smaller rate increase than expected with the shutdown of the AES coal-fired power plant. Hawaiian Electric is forecasting the following impacts to a typical ...
Read More Electric rates: Lower fuel prices to bring down bills on 4 islands

The power purchase contract between Hawaiian Electric and AES Corporation, which has operated the coal-fired power plant at Campbell Industrial Park since 1992, will end at midnight on Sept. 1. The facility is the last in Hawaii to use coal to make electricity. Using a combination of renewable resources and existing power plants, Hawaiian Electric ...
Read More Hawaii ends use of coal for power generation as 30-year contract with Oahu plant winds down-7% bill increase forecasted

Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced that the City and County of Honolulu will be allocating $30 million in relief for non-profit organizations that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Non-profits may be eligible to receive up to one-hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). These funds will be awarded to qualifying non-profits on a first-come, first serve ...
Read More City allocates million in relief for non-profits affected by Covid-19

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 ...
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