Aloha! We hope you’re having a wonderful summer!

This is a monthly newsletter from the Hawaii Powered team, where we update you on our work to move toward a clean energy future and the ways you can stay involved. Thank you for engaging with us!
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Next Step to Renewable Energy Projects Discussions: To replace fossil-fuel generation, we have submitted a draft request for proposals (RFP) for potentially a broad array of renewable energy projects. Join us as we share, and address community input received on the draft RFP. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback during the meeting. These events will be recorded.

Visit our online participation site for island-specific updates! Explore our online hub for the latest information on grid planning. This page includes a blog, community surveys and answers to frequently asked questions. We’ll continue to update this page in the coming months, so stay tuned for more interactive tools and opportunities to share your thoughts. Visit the online participation site
Plugged In – Hawaii Powered News & Updates

The Hawaii Powered blog, Plugged In, provides viewers with a deeper dive on topics related to clean energy, explains technical concepts, spotlights community stories and brings new voices to the forefront of the energy conversation. Check our latest posts, below.

Energy Saving Kits on Molokai 
A volunteer handing out energy-saving kits to Molokai residents

These were just some of the several hundred Molokai residents who came to drive-through events hosted by Hawaiian Electric, in partnership with Hawaii Energy and the County of Maui Department of Water Supply. 

Distributed Energy Resources: A diverse grid is a strong grid
Aerial photo of downtown Honolulu

Distributed energy resources, also referred to as DER, is about diversifying energy generation to include smaller generators located throughout the energy grid, such as private rooftop solar systems on customers’ homes and businesses. 

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Thank you for continuing to move us toward a more equitable, clean energy future. Mahalo!