Hawaiian Electric invites public to open houses in March to help shape Hawaii’s clean energy future

Honolulu (Feb. 24, 2020) – Ever wonder how Hawaii will achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2045? Communities are an important part of the process, which is why Hawaiian Electric is hosting public meetings where residents can learn about the work to meet clean energy milestones and take part in the company’s Integrated Grid Planning conversation.

Starting March 3, Hawaiian Electric is hosting public forums featuring a panel discussion and an open house where attendees get information on topics ranging from rooftop solar programs to electrification of transportation.

The meetings are 5 to 7:30 p.m., with the open house from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion on the following days:

  • March 3, Kailua-Kona, Kealakehe High School cafeteria, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St. 96740
  • March 5, Hilo, Hilo High School cafeteria, 556 Waianuenue Ave. 96720
  • March 10, Honolulu, Hawaii Pacific University multi-purpose Room 3, 1 Aloha Tower Drive 96813
  • March 12, Kahului, Hawaiian Electric-Kahului Auditorium, 210 W. Kamehameha Ave.

Hawaiian Electric wants community members to ask questions and offer their views as part of Integrated Grid Planning (IGP), a planning process to identify options for moving Hawaii toward a clean energy future. For those who cannot attend in person, visit Hawaiian Electric’s Virtual Open House March 2-20 at www.mauielectric.com/igp.

As part of the IGP process, we will collect public input and continue to collaborate with working groups, a stakeholder council and a technical advisory panel. These groups attend meetings, workshops, and review data, methodologies and reports to help the company develop strategies used for long-term decision-making relating to the state’s energy landscape.

It will take a collective effort to get to 100 percent renewables by 2045 – and Hawaiian Electric invites community members to partner with us to help make the best choices. Visit www.mauielectric.com/igp for more information.

Source: Maui Electric