Launch of Facebook page includes contest

The Hawaiian Electric Companies – Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light – announced the recent launch of their Facebook page earlier this month.

The page,, will feature daily posts on safety and clean energy tips, updates on community events and information on the companies and their employees, according to an announcement March 6.

To kick off the launch of the new page, the company is hosting Power Sweepstakes, a social media-based contest open to Hawaii residents 21 years and older. Customers must “like” the Hawaiian Electric Facebook page, as well as follow its Twitter accounts, for chances to win prize bundles that include an Apple iPad Air, Apple iPad mini and solar-charging backpacks.

Details and official rules for the Power Sweepstakes may be found at

The utility also launched three separate twitter accounts last month – @HwnElectric, @MauiElectric and @HI

ElectricLight. Outage notifications are being tweeted on @HwnElectric using the hashtag #OahuOutage.

The Hawaiian Electric Companies may also be found on:

* Flickr at

* LinkedIn at or or

* YouTube at