Since 1904, Hawaiʻi Gas has been the only franchised gas utility in the State of Hawai'i. Over the years, we have installed gas pipeline infrastructure, built bulk storage facilities with access to the harbor and developed a highly skilled workforce on every major island. Gas energy is a critical part of our fuel mix in Hawai'i, providing a cleaner and lower cost alternative for residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Gas is the most efficient source of heat energy making it the perfect bridge toHawaii’s clean energy future.
It's appropriate that Hawai'i is part of our name. After all, we were founded in Hawai'i and have been serving the Islands for more than 100 years.
You can count on knowledgeable and helpful service from our friendly call center representatives to our service techs and deliver drivers.
We strengthening the communities we serve by fostering partnerships with impactful local non-profit organizations. Hawaiʻi Gas supports a diverse set of local non-profits and sponsors events that enhance the vitality of our neighborhoods. Our partnerships are more than just a charitable donations program—they are a force for good that deliver a brighter future for Hawaiʻi.
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As president and chief executive officer of Hawaiʻi Gas since May 2013, Alicia Moy leads the company in its work to support the positive transformation of Hawaiʻi’s energy landscape and achievement of the state’s climate goals. Under her leadership, the company is keenly focused on lowering the state’s high cost of energy for customers, providing diverse and resilient clean energy solutions, and developing renewable gas projects that are among the best in the nation.
During her tenure, Alicia and her team have pushed forward several innovative and cutting-edge projects that are changing the energy landscape in Hawaii. In 2016, Hawaiʻi Gas established Waihonu Solar Farm, the largest active solar farm on Oahu at the time of its dedication. The project generates a total of 6.5 MW or enough energy to power 1,000 homes. Understanding that diverse energy options are important to the landscape of the state, Hawaiʻi Gas also created the state’s first renewable natural gas project in partnership with the City & County of Honolulu at the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant. Since the launch in 2018, this award-winning project produces up to 800,000 therms per year, thus eliminating the energy equivalent of 15,000 barrels of oil or the emissions that 400 vehicles would release in a year. Hawaiʻi Gas is actively engaged in expanding its renewable gas portfolio, while also exploring future energy solutions, such as hydrogen, a zero-carbon emission fuel, to meet the state’s carbon neutrality goals.
Prior to joining Hawaiʻi Gas, Alicia was senior vice president at Macquarie. At Macquarie, Alicia oversaw corporate strategy, strategic planning, funding and management of several Macquarie-managed utility companies, including Hawaiʻi Gas.
Alicia has served as a member of the Hawaiʻi Gas board of directors since 2011. She also serves on the boards of Bank of Hawaii, and the Western Energy Institute, and is a trustee of the Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi. Additionally, Alicia is an Omidyar Fellow and sits on the advisory board for Women in Renewable Energy. Her professional affiliations include Women Corporate Directors, the Hawaii Military Affairs Council, Hawaii Business Roundtable and the Young President’s Organization.
Alicia holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in finance from INSEAD. Alicia’s expertise in utility and energy has given her a unique and holistic perspective on the integrated nature of Hawaiʻi’s energy ecosystem and how it is transforming to meet the state’s renewable and carbon neutrality goals.
Joanne Barradas is the Chief Financial Officer responsible for overseeing finance, accounting, information technology, and procurement. She is a certified CPA with a career that spans more than 25 years, including 10 years as a transformational finance leader at regulated companies for electricity generation and gas distribution. Most recently, Joanne served as the Chief Financial Officer at Y. Hata & Co, and also worked at Young Brothers, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young. Joanne is active in the community and serves on the YWCA O‘ahu Board of Directors Finance Committee.
Thomas K.L.M. Young is responsible for ensuring Hawaiʻi Gas successfully navigates its way through a changing energy landscape into the future. He identifies and implements new projects that help the company to continue to be reliable, resilient and cost effective while also strategically aligning with our clean energy goals that contribute to reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Tom holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. He joined Hawaiʻi Gas in 1981 initially as a chemist and has served in several positions within the company including: director of gas operations in 2001, vice president of operations in 2006, and senior vice president of strategic initiatives and supply in 2010, before becoming executive vice president, chief operating officer in 2013.
Kevin Nishimura is our Vice President of Operations. Starting his career with Hawaiʻi Gas in 1993 as a staff engineer, he has worked his way through the ranks in areas including engineering, operations, customer care and strategic initiatives. Kevin grew up in Hilo and is a graduate of Waiakea High School. He earned an MBA from University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University of Southern California. In the community, Kevin has served as President and served on the Board of Directors for a local credit union for over 15 years, has coached youth basketball, regularly supports community service events such as Special Olympics, and other charity events, and is an Eagle Scout.
Nathan C. Nelson is our VP, General Counsel and Secretary, focused primarily on legal and regulatory affairs at Hawaiʻi Gas. He provides legal counsel on contracts, litigation, insurance, real property, and interfaces with the Hawai'i Public Utilities Commission on regulatory matters. Additionally, Nate oversees the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) department. Prior to joining Hawaiʻi Gas in 2011, Nathan served as the company's interim general counsel while associated with Carlsmith Ball, LLC. In 2013, he was recognized as the Young Business Leader of the Year at Pacific Business News' Forty Under 40 event. Committed to staying active in the community, Nathan serves on the boards of the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice and the GIFT Foundation of Hawaii.