Hawaii’s power needs is primarily serviced by two electric utilities: Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HEI) and Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC). HEI is the largest supplier of electricity in the state and serves 95% Hawaii’s population through its subsidiaries, Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), Maui Electric Company (MECO) and Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO).
Hawaii relies heavily on oil/petroleum for its energy needs which, together with coal, represent more than 80% of the state’s total electric generation. While wind supplied the largest share of utility-scale renewable generation in 2016, distributed solar PV generated more than any utility-scale renewable technologies (826.8 GWh = 0.09 aGW).
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