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Power restored. Graphic by Wendy Osher.
Power Outage Affects 6,530 Maui Customers
February 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

An estimated 6,530 customers lost power in areas stretching from Haʻikū to Hāna on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2015.


Maui Electric Company, new logo. Courtesy image.
Hawaiian Electric Rates at Four-Year Low
February 12th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

Maui’s residential electric rate is at a four-year low. The island’s effective rate is 31.5 cents per kWh. A typical 600 kWh bill is $198.78, which is $21.46 lower than last month and the lowest since February 2011.


Photo courtesy of Living Off Grid.
Hawaiian Electric Companies Propose New Plan for PV Systems
January 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments · Maui Business, Maui News
 

The Hawaiian Electric Companies are proposing a new plan for PV systems that will reportedly increase the use of rooftop solar in a way that is safe, sustainable, and fair for all customers on the power grid.


Olinda Road
UPDATE: Maui Electric Close to Bringing All Customers Back Online
January 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui Electric restoration crews made significant progress on Monday, Jan. 5. Less than 100 customers were still without power in pockets of Maui, including the upper Olinda, as of 4:30 p.m. today.


Olinda Road
UPDATE: Maui Electric Company Crews Continue to Restore Power
January 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

As of 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, Maui Electric Company crews have restored power to all customers on Moloka‘i and a majority of customers in Kahului and Wailuku.


Trees down on Jan. 3, 2016. Photo courtesty Sandy Gonzalez.
Downed Trees, Debris Cut Power in Maui and Moloka‘i
January 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

High storm winds brought down trees and debris in electrical lines last night, keeping Maui Electric crews busy as they continue to respond to numerous outages on Maui and Moloka‘i this morning, MECO reported at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3.


Maui Electric Company. Photo by Wendy Osher.
UPDATE: Maui Electric Continues Responding to Outages
January 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui Electric crews continue to respond to multiple outages on Maui and Moloka‘i on Jan. 3, 2015.


South Alu Road, 12:50 p.m. 7/21/11, Photo by Wendy Osher.
Upgrades to Maui Electric Wailuku Heights Substation to Impact Traffic
October 30th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Work will take place Mondays to Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will result in possible traffic delays on West Alu Road during this time.


Power restored. Graphic by Wendy Osher.
Power Restored to 1700 Lānaʻi Electric Customers
August 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Power has since been restored to an estimated 1,700 Lānaʻi customers who lost electricity Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 2014.


Maui Electric’s Troy Connatser demonstrates plugging in an electric vehicle to the island’s first “open access” DC fast charger that is now open to the public at the company’s Kahului office. Courtesy photo.
MECO Debuts “Open Access” Electric Vehicle Charging Station
June 24th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Maui Business, Maui News
 

The station is open to the public around the clock, and is the first open access charging station on the island. That means drivers are not required to sign up for a membership or subscription to use the charger.


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