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A blessing ceremony was held for the new EV charger stations located at the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku. Pictured from left: Dr. Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, executive director of NEDO; Mayor Alan Arakawa; and Takenori Haranaka, general manager of Hitachi’s Energy Solution Systems Division.
Photo courtesy Linn Nishikawa.
JUMPSmartMaui Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
December 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Nearly 40 project stakeholders and business community representatives attended the blessing of the two DC Fast Chargers and one Level 2 charger located in the County of Maui building parking lot.

Participating in the JUMPSmartMaui Innovation Center blessing (left to right): Reverend Kealahou Alika, Yasuo Tanabe (Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi), Greg Kawakami (GM, Queen Kaahumanu Center), Jeanne Skog (President, Maui Economic Development Board), Kurt Osaki (Osaki Creative), and Koji Tanaka (Executive Vice President, Hitachi). Courtesy photo.
JUMPSmartMaui Innovation Center Opens at Ka`ahumanu Center
December 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The center features educational displays and videos, as well as a Maui Energy Timeline that highlights milestones in Maui’s smart energy progression.

“As EV chargers become more available across the island, electric vehicles become more appealing as an alternative to gasoline powered cars,” said Mayor Arakawa during the March 2012 dedication of an electric vehicle charging station at the AAAAA Rent-A-Space center in West Maui. File photo courtesy Gilbert Advertising.
Mayor’s Event Partners with JUMPSmart Maui in Kīhei
September 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The kickoff event includes a blessing of a DC Fast Charging station at the Piʻilani Village shopping center, including remarks by Mayor Arakawa and MECO president Sharon Suzuki.

QKC Fast Charge Station. File photo by Wendy Osher.
JUMPSmartMaui Preps Island for Adoption of Electric Vehicles
June 6th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The JUMPSmartMaui initiative aims to improve the integration of renewable energy resources into Maui’s electrical grid and prepare the island and state for the adoption of electric vehicles.