Hawaii Advocacy Center

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Hawaii

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Hawaii Utilities

Hawaiian Electric Co.
A new decision by the PUC allows the total amount of electricity used by qualifying low-income customers to be billed at the lowest rate tier. Eligible customers must provide a copy of their qualification letter for the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Oahu Call Center: 808-548-7311
MECO Call Center: 808-871-9777; from Molokai and Lanai, toll free: 1-877-871-8461
Hilo Customer Service: 808-969-6999
Kona Customer Service: 808-329-3584
Waimea Customer Service: 808-885-4605

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative -Qualifying Member Appliance Replacement Program
The purpose of this program is to help qualifying low-income seniors (age 60+) reduce their residential electricity use by replacing older, less efficient refrigerators and defective electric water heaters with new, more efficient ones at no cost to the member. Qualified participants must own their homes, own the refrigerator and meet federal poverty guidelines for the program year. The refrigerator to be replaced must be at least 11 years old and be the primary refrigerator. There can be no additional refrigerators in the home. This program is offered in partnership with the County of Kauai. Members must contact the County of Kauai Offices of Community Assistance Agency on Elderly Affairs to determine eligibility. Call 808-241-4470 or read more at www.kiuc.coop/pdf/eeprog_qmarp.pdf.