What You Need to Know: 2021–2022 Sustainability Report

Revitalizing Communities with Streams and Sunlight by Kate Wadsworth
  • You may also hear us refer to this percent in relation to our Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) target. The RPS represents the percentage of our electricity sales that come from renewables. Our RPS targets to keep us on track with the state’s commitment to powering electricity with 100% renewables by 2045.
  • Hawaiian Electric’s next target is to be at 40% RPS by 2030. The fact that we hit 38.4% in 2021 — which is close to the 2030 goal — is incredibly exciting!
From Hawaiian Electric’s 2021–2022 Sustainability Report. Read more on pages 2 and 4
  • Our state is using 25% less oil compared to 2008. We have reduced our oil usage since 2008 by 113 million gallons.
From Hawaiian Electric’s 2021–2022 Sustainability Report. Read more on page 4
  • In September 2022, we will close the last coal plant in Hawaii: the AES plant on Oahu. At least six other fossil-fueled generating units will be retired as new renewable resources come online. Read more on page 9
  • There are 92,504 solar systems on the grid, but we aren’t finished yet!
  • Shared Solar launched in March of 2022, which provides a way for customers unable to install a private rooftop solar system to benefit from solar electricity generated on their island.
  • Battery Bonus launched in 2021 and pays a cash incentive for residential and commercial customers on Oahu to add a battery to existing or new rooftop solar systems.
  • Quick Connect also began in 2021 and allows most new rooftop solar systems to be installed and energized more quickly, which reduces the time to begin saving money with self-generated energy.
Shared solar project on a business in Mililani, Oahu. Read more on page 13
About 150 employees participated in a three-month commitment to raise native plant seeds and supply the young seedlings to Protect & Preserve Hawaii, which is working to reforest Pia Valley in East Oahu.
Employees and their families recycled $240 worth of aluminum/plastics, removed 85 pounds of trash from Oahu coastlines and planted 200 native plants during Earth Month in April.
  • In commemoration of 100 years of service on Maui, Molokai and Lanai, employees nominated 21 Maui County nonprofits to receive donations totaling over $11,000. Some of these nonprofits included Lanai Youth Center, Molokai Community Service Council, East Maui Watershed Partnership and The Maui Farm.
Maui Electric workers pose in front of the company’s former Wailuku office, circa 1920s.



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Hawaiian Electric

Established in 1891, Hawaiian Electric is committed to empowering its customers and communities by providing affordable, reliable, clean and sustainable energy.