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Hawaiian Electric Seeks PUC Approval for Final Energy Plan
May 18, 2023

Fellows mentioned in this story: Colton Ching

From Honolulu Star-Advertiser:

Hawaiian Electric has submitted its final draft of its overarching plan charting how it will transition to clean energy.

The “Integrated Grid Plan: A pathway to a clean energy future” Opens in a new tab outlines steps the company will take to reach net-zero carbon emissions and 100% renewable resource goals by 2045.

An initial draft was submitted to the state Public Utilities Commission on March 31 followed by a public commentary period through April 21.

Hawaiian Electric on Friday submitted the final version to the PUC, and seeks regulatory approval of the plan.

“Meeting the energy needs of our customers up to and beyond 2045 requires a short-term action plan and a long-term strategy — and that’s what the Integrated Grid Plan delivers,” said Colton Ching, Hawaiian Electric senior vice president of planning and technology, in a news release. “Creating a resilient, clean energy grid has never been more urgent as the effects of climate change escalate, existing energy infrastructure ages and our timelines shrink.”

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