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HSEO Clean Energy Survey

Posted on May 23, 2022 in Hot Topics, slider

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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Issue #51 – April 2022

Posted on Apr 12, 2022 in Hot Topics, Newsletters

In this issue: Hawaii PUC Chairman Stepping Down In June, Higher Oil Prices Will Affect Electric Bills, Par Pacific Suspends Purchases of Russian Crude Oil, HECO PPA with Kupono Solar, Performance-Based Regulation Framework, Utility Bill Assistance Available, Division of Consumer Advocacy’s Hu Honua Post-Hearing Brief, Integrated Resource Planning For Hawaii Gas

Need help paying your rent? Come to Waianae High School on May 7 from 3 to 6 pm. for in-person support in applying to the City’s Rental and Utility Relief Program. Translators will be there to make sure everyone has access to applications. If you are coming, bring your government photo ID (a state ID ...
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Hawaiian Electric has established a permanent program that offers a discounted rate to customers with special medical needs, including those dependent on life-support equipment at home. The rate is available to 2,000 residential customers.  Participants in the pilot program (established in 2017) have been automatically enrolled in the permanent program. Customers interested in the program ...
Read More Hawaiian Electric to continue discounted rate for customers with special medical issues, equipment

 Hawaiian Electric is seeking project proposals to provide customers with low- and moderate-incomes (LMI) on O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai‘i Island the opportunity to participate in a shared solar program (also called community-based renewable energy or CBRE). This Request for Proposals provides exclusive opportunities for low- and moderate-income families to realize the benefits of participating in ...
Read More Hawaiian Electric Seeking RFP’s for Shared Solar Program

Customers can expect to see increases in their electric bills over the next several months due to higher oil prices. Hawaiian Electric is forecasting that residential bills for O‘ahu customers will rise about 10% over the next several months. Increases for customers on Hawai‘i Island and in Maui County are estimated at about 20%.  Energy-saving resources ...
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Beginning Feb. 1, 2022, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs expanded the assistance available to Native Hawaiians through its Ka Wailele Emergency Financial Assistance Program. In addition to mortgage, rental and utility support, Ka Wailele will now offer relief for car repairs, funeral expenses, and out-of-pocket medical expenses. Maximum awards have also increased from $1,500 to $2,000.  OHA made over $1 ...
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Check out DCCA’s National Consumer Protection Week Virtual Consumer Fair taking place virtually from March 7-11, 2022 at 10-11am HST. https://cca.hawaii.gov/ncpw/ Learn from experts on how to protect yourself from various scams and what you can do to become a smarter consumer. Here’s a line-up of the speakers: Debora Sanehira, DCCA’s own from the RICO ...
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