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Aloha,

What is good energy? At Hawaiʻi Gas, it means providing affordable, resilient and sustainable energy options for Hawaiʻi balanced with the responsibility of reducing our company’s overall carbon footprint. We believe that reaching carbon neutrality by 2045, or sooner, is achievable through a combination of decarbonization, diversification, innovation, and carbon offset programs. Hawaiʻi Gas is working toward that future and understands that achieving net-zero carbon emissions is our responsibility as an energy provider and steward of the environment.
 
Among several initiatives already in place to diversify our energy portfolio is the Waihonu Solar Farm in Central Oʻahu. One of the state’s largest solar farms, Waihonu produces a combined output of 6.5 megawatts of electricity–enough to power approximately 1,000 homes. The farm sits on 12 acres of the privately-owned Honbushin International Center in Mililani. The 20-year project was commissioned in 2016 and continues to produce energy for residents on Oʻahu.
 
For more information and to read about Hawaiʻi Gas’ four-part plan to further good energy in Hawaiʻi, visit our website.

Read our Four-Part Plan for Good Energy
The Waihonu Solar Farm consists of 26,000 solar modules and 13 inverters. The direct current (DC) electricity generated by the solar panels is converted onsite to alternative current (AC) electricity for use by residents and businesses via the electric utility's grid.

Weathering the Storm

Hurricane season in Hawaiʻi runs from June through November, and even though the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a below-normal hurricane season, we should always be prepared and know what to do before, during and even after a storm. Here are some tips for homeowners for storm season:

  • Before a storm, prepare an emergency kit with bottled water, non-perishable food and batteries.
  • If you have a propane tank, be sure to top it off ahead of time so you can continue to cook and heat water should the electricity go out.
  • If your gas service was turned off during a storm, do not attempt to turn it back on yourself; call us and we'll reconnect you as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Consider installing a propane or natural gas generator so you don't have to worry about power outages.
For more information, visit the Emergency Preparedness section of our website.
Read more on how to be prepared and resilient!


Aloha and Mahalo, Victor Cabaltera!

After 35 wonderful years of service, we bid a fond farewell to Senior Warehouse Worker, Victor Cabaltera, as he eases into a much-deserved retirement. Victor started out in the print shop as an offset press operator, and as that function was phased out, moved to the warehouse where he performed a multitude of tasks ranging from ordering parts to delivery to customer service. Thank you, Victor, for your dedication, commitment and always having a smile on your face.

Hawaii Gas is proud to provide a stable work environment and rewarding career opportunities in various fields. Check out our careers page for positions that we are currently hiring for. 
Career Opportunities

Localicious Recipe Contest

Calling all keiki culinary superstars! Hawaii Gas is once again proud to sponsor the Localicious® Recipe Contest, which is a fun cooking competition for keiki in grades 4-8 and 9-12. Students are invited to submit a healthy, original recipe using locally grown, raised or caught products. In addition to cash scholarship prizes, six finalists will be invited to cook their dish for three celebrity judges at the Keiki in the Kitchen event in November.

Past winner of the Localicious contest, Sophia Stark, is thrilled to be back, for a second time, as a judge! Since winning, Stark has pursued her culinary dreams by winning a white apron and culinary training from Gordon Ramsay as a contestant on MasterChef Junior.

For more information, or to submit a recipe go to www.hawaiifoodandwinefesitval.com

Submit a Recipe!
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