Regulators Accept Hawaiian Electric’s Plans for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission approved a plan by the Hawaiian Electric Companies to take steps that would lead to the utility generating 100 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2045.
The plan, undertaken on all five islands served by Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawai’i Electric Light, calls for new renewable resources including 400 MW of new renewable generation by 2021, rooftop solar, energy storage, new inverters and control systems to maintain grid reliability.