The equipment being installed by HECO is a step toward grid modernization that will help address some of the issues preventing the utility from accommodating greater amounts of renewable energy on its grid, including solar power.
Hawaiian Electric Co. will soon start testing a smart-grid program on Oahu that will wirelessly transmit real-time information on customers' electricity use to the utility, allowing HECO to integrate more renewable energy into its grid and respond faster to power failures. Story »
When word spread Monday that billionaire Larry Ellison, the owner of 98 percent of Lanai, has set his eyes on the islands to hold the 2017 America's Cup yacht race, the reaction in Hawaii was quick and mostly positive. Story »
In a 45-minute interview with the Big Island Chronicle over the weekend, Faye Hanohano said she has only tried to educate people about Hawaiian history and culture and that her critics either misunderstood the Hawaiian language or are too shallow to get her message. Story »
Details in the autopsy report of Hawaii's former health director who died after a plane's ocean landing reveal how traumatic the ordeal was for her. The report says 65-year-old Fuddy was a "rudimentary swimmer" who never swam in the ocean. Story »
With several pule (chants) to summon the spirit of island ancestors and numerous pushes from volunteers, Hawaii's most renowned voyaging canoe slipped into the waters off Honolulu on Monday — and into a new frontier.
State lawmakers are clashing with the Executive Office on Aging over whether Kupuna Care services should be provided to poor seniors — a disagreement that flared up in a committee hearing on aging program funding Monday.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's revamped Housing First plan will provide 180 to 200 permanent residences for homeless individuals and families, 110 of them by June 2016, city housing officials told the City Council Budget Committee on Monday. Story »
The chemical odor that sickened 10 children and forced a Manoa school to end classes early Monday may have been caused by someone improperly disposing of a common household product, the Honolulu Fire Department said.
HILO » Kau farmers are anxious over the pending sale of land where they've worked to cultivate some of world's best coffee. Rusty's Hawaiian owner Lorie Obra told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald the uncertainty has her worried. Her lease is up next month, she said.
Electrical outlet blamed in Waipahu blaze • Woman reports assault in LCC parking lot • Witnesses are sought in Aiea hit-and-run • Suspect allegedly attacks officer in Waikiki • Maui surfer injured after falling off board
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Among many remarkable facts about the Cooke manse in Manoa is that a part of the Cooke family for more than 100 years has lived at Kualii. Sam and Mary Cooke reside there now. The result is a historic preservation endeavor probably without parallel in Hawaii. Story »
Firefighters stood at the ready with a water hose Monday as Hawaiian Electric Co. investigators inspected an underground cable that exploded in a manhole on Puuhale Road in Kalihi. Police diverted traffic from Puuhale Road near Democrat Street for several hours. Police were called by firefighters for assistance after people reported explosions coming from a manhole shortly before 10 a.m., police said. No one was hurt. HECO spokesman Darren Pai said the incident was caused by a short in an underground electrical line. About 300 electrical customers lost power, but utility crews restored power to most customers by 11:30 a.m., Pai said.
I spent the last New Year's holiday with friends at their lake house near Austin, Texas. Due to prolonged drought, the water level in this man-made lake, created by damming a river in 1938, was so low that a good part of it was bone-dry. Story »
I am a senior citizen and have to renew my driver's license every two years. Last time, it was very frustrating. I finally got all the documents requested and got my license. My question, if you know, is, Do I have to take all those documents with me when it's time for me to renew again? Story »
If the Legislature doesn't restrain the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which governs Kakaako, some buildings could exceed the existing 400-foot height limit by 250 feet and stand as close as 80 feet apart. Story »
Acidic foods taste sour from vinegar, which is acetic acid; fruit acids, which contain citric and ascorbic acids; or carbonation. Acid in food rounds out the flavors, and it can make the difference between a bland dish and one with lots of taste. Story »
Since Venus has moved to the morning sky, Jupiter stands unchallenged as the most brilliant dot in March's evening sky. The planet shines at minus 2.3 magnitude. Look for it at dusk in early March about two-thirds of the way up in the east. Story »
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