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Aloha friends!
We know life has been unpredictable lately, and we hope this message finds you well. Mahalo for your involvement since our integrated grid planning process began in 2019. In this newsletter, we’re sharing updates on our work to reach net zero carbon emissions and power the grid with 100% local, clean energy by 2045. We call this vision “Hawaii Powered,” as it’s about finding solutions for a clean energy future right here on the islands. The current Russia-Ukraine crisis has caused oil prices to spike, underscoring the need for our state to work toward energy independence.
Clean energy for Hawaii, by Hawaii:
  • Helps achieve state energy independence
  • Expands customer energy choices and reduces costs by moving away from imported foreign oil
  • Supports statewide efforts to reduce carbon emissions
What’s the latest?

  • Visit our new public participation site at! We’re excited to announce a new online hub for community members to learn about and get involved in planning for a clean energy future. We invite you to explore the site’s blog, community survey, information about renewable resources and answers to frequently asked questions. We’ll continue to update the site in the coming months, so stay tuned for more interactive tools and opportunities to share your thoughts. Visit the site

  • Aligning grid planning with Hawaiian Electric’s Climate Action Plan. Last fall, Hawaiian Electric announced a bold Climate Change Action Plan centered on reducing carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels and reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2045. We are working to align our clean energy planning with these broader carbon goals. Learn more about Climate Change Action Plan
Plugged In – Hawaii Powered News & Updates

One feature of our new public participation site is “Plugged In,” a blog that provides a deeper dive on topics related to clean energy, spotlights community stories and brings new voices to the forefront of the energy conversation. Check our latest posts, below.

Announcing Hawaii Powered
Hawaiian Electric employees at a solar facility in Waianae.

  • Learn about the meaning behind “Hawaii Powered,” its connection to integrated grid planning and what community members can expect to find on our new public participation site.

Shared Solar 101
Shared solar project on a business in Kahului, Maui. This 28-kilowatt project came online in 2021.

  • Shared solar—also known as community-based renewable energy (CBRE). This program makes it possible for more customers to benefit from clean energy generation in their neighborhoods. But what exactly is shared solar? How do community members participate? And what is Hawaiian Electric doing to encourage more of it? 

We welcome your feedback on blog posts!
Is there a topic you’d like to hear more about? Have a perspective you’d like to share? Let us know by emailing the team
Get Involved! 

Mahalo for helping us move toward a more equitable, clean energy future!