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Environmental Groups Commend Ige for Fossil Fuels Opposition
August 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

Two of the state’s leading environmental advocacy groups, Sierra Club and Earthjustice, have commended Gov. David Ige’s statement today opposing plans to import and burn fossil gas in the islands.


Consumer Advocate Recommends Rejection of NextEra Merger
Consumer Advocate Recommends Rejection of NextEra Merger
August 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

The Division of Consumer Advocacy of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs filed its testimony yesterday, recommending that the Public Utilities Commission reject the $4.3 billion NextEra Energy Inc.-HECO Companies merger as proposed, calling the purported benefits illusory and inadequate.


MECO Helps Parent Company Hit New Renewable Record
MECO Helps Parent Company Hit New Renewable Record
April 30th, 2013 · Comments Off on MECO Helps Parent Company Hit New Renewable Record · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

HECO officials attributed the progress to added rooftop and utility-scale solar photovoltaic facilities on all islands; more wind energy on Oahu and Maui; and increased geothermal energy production on Hawaii Island.


MECO Gets National Honors for Solar Energy Adoption
MECO Gets National Honors for Solar Energy Adoption
April 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on MECO Gets National Honors for Solar Energy Adoption · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

MECO was ranked sixth in the nation in 2012 for adding new solar power on a per customer basis, according to the educational non-profit Solar Electric Power Association.


Maui Senators Appointed to PUC's Energy Planning Advisory Group
Maui Senators Appointed to PUC’s Energy Planning Advisory Group
July 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

The Public Utilities Commission has appointed Senators Roz Baker and J. Kalani English as members to the newly created Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) Advisory Group.


Maui Ranked 7th in US for Solar
Maui Ranked 7th in US for Solar
April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on Maui Ranked 7th in US for Solar · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Maui Electric Company is ranked seventh in the nation in a list of top utilities for solar power. In 2011, Maui Electric Company reported a 100.2 watts-per-customer rate, an increase from its 22.8 rate a year before.


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Kihei/Wailea Site of Japan-U.S. Electric Vehicle Smart Grid Demonstration Project
May 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Kihei/Wailea Site of Japan-U.S. Electric Vehicle Smart Grid Demonstration Project · Featured, Maui Business
 

Beginning in 2012, energy partners from the United States and Japan will collaborate on a multimillion dollar smart grid demonstration project in neighborhoods in the Kihei and Wailea areas.


Hawaiian Electric Now Providing All Customers with Lower Rates for Conservation
Hawaiian Electric Now Providing All Customers with Lower Rates for Conservation
March 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Hawaiian Electric Now Providing All Customers with Lower Rates for Conservation · Maui Business
 

Oahu customers are the last of Hawaiian Electric’s customers to receive the new tiered electric rate structure already in place for Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light Company customers.


State Moves Closer in its Plan to Ship Wind Energy From Maui to Oahu
State Moves Closer in its Plan to Ship Wind Energy From Maui to Oahu
October 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on State Moves Closer in its Plan to Ship Wind Energy From Maui to Oahu · Featured, Maui News
 

The state is seeking bids from companies interested in linking Maui County to Oahu using a system of undersea cables. The proposed project was unveiled a year ago when the state entered into an agreement with Hawaiian Electric companies to connect the islands into one electrical grid, allowing renewable wind power generated in Maui County […]


HECO GETS $750,000 FOR NEW WIND ENERGY PROJECTS
HECO GETS $750,000 FOR NEW WIND ENERGY PROJECTS
July 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on HECO GETS $750,000 FOR NEW WIND ENERGY PROJECTS · Maui Business, Maui News
 

Hawaiian Electric Company is the recipient of $750,000 in federal funds for the development of new wind energy projects in Hawaii. The award, from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), funded primarily by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will support HECO’s Hawaii Utility Integration Initiatives. Currently, HECO operates the Kaheawa Wind Power Farm on […]


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