For more than 100 years, Hawaiian Electric Company has provided the energy that has fueled the islands' development from a Hawaiian kingdom to a modern state. Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO), and its subsidiaries, Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (HELCO), and Maui Electric Company, Ltd. (MECO), serve 95% of the state’s 1.2 million residents on the islands of O`ahu, Hawai`i Island, Maui, Lana`i, and Moloka`i.
The energy we use is an essential but limited resource necessary to maintain our quality of life. In a changing world, the Hawaiian Electric family has evolved to offer more than electricity.
Today, the company also provides energy solutions to help customers save money and use energy more efficiently. The Hawaiian Electric Family also continues to pursue the use of more renewable energy alternatives to help ensure a sustainable future for our islands.
We are a recognized model electric utility and a dynamic energy leader committed to a sustainable clean energy future by:
Providing exceptional service to our valued customers;
Being one of the safest and best places to work for our employees;
Partnering with our community to make Hawai`i a better place to live; and
Remaining a financially successful company for all stakeholders.
Our mission is to provide secure, clean energy for Hawai`i.
The foundational values of our Companies are embodied in the way we interact and it is evident in every business decision we make.
Integrity. We are honest and ethical in our words and actions.
Excellence. We strive to perform to the highest standards. We embrace change. We hold ourselves accountable.
Teamwork: We are one team.
Environmental stewardship. We protect our environment and are committed to a clean energy future.
Community commitment. We are dedicated to our community in which we live, work, and serve.
We put safety first for our employees and community.
We value and recognize each employee's contributions to the success of our Companies.
We work efficiently, pursue improvement opportunities, and rise to meet challenges with a sense of urgency and optimism.
We build long-term value for both our customers and our shareholders.
Financial Information: See the latest financial report on the HEI Web site (link opens new window).
Energy Issues: Electricity drives our economy and our society, and yet we almost take it for granted. Ensuring the energy is there for your homes and businesses is a 24-hour-a-day job. It's a complex business with responsibilities we take very seriously. The following fact sheets offer an overview of our business and discuss some key energy issues.
Company Position on Global Warming: Hawaii Electric Light Company shares the very serious concerns of many regarding the potential effects of global warming and human contributions to this phenomenon, including the burning of fossil fuels for electricity production, transportation, manufacturing, agricultural activities, and deforestation.
To effectively address global warming, actions addressing all contributing sources must be taken with priority given to those which provide the greatest benefit for the costs involved.To be successful, the response to global warming requires commitment by private sector businesses, all levels of government, and every member of the public.
At Hawaii Electric Light Company, we remain committed to taking direct action to mitigate the contributions to global warming from electricity production. Such action has and will continue to include promoting aggressive energy conservation and transitioning to clean, efficient and eco-effective energy production in all markets that we serve.