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January 25, 2016

Position Description for New Maui Energy “Czar” Commissioner Announced

The new position was among two announced during a press conference on Jan. 15, in which the Mayor unveiled a report that studied utility options for Maui County. In addition to the commissioner or energy "czar," the county is also looking to hire a utility consultant
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January 25, 2016

Maui Electric Establishes UHMC Sustainability Science Management

The endowment fund will be used to provide an annual scholarship of $1,000 in perpetuity. Every year, one student will be selected to receive the scholarship award based on financial need.
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January 18, 2016

Guernsey Reps: Savings Could be Higher Than Estimated

Guernsey reps reported that the optimistic timeline could be as short as "a year or two" and the savings to Maui ratepayers could be higher than their conservative estimate of 6%.
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January 15, 2016

Maui Electric Responds to County of Maui’s Guernsey Report

Representatives with Maui Electric Company today released a statement in response to the County's Guernsey Report which outlines energy options to the proposed NextEra/Hawaiian Electric deal.
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January 15, 2016

VIDEO: Report Recommends Electric Utility Options

A study recommended that Maui County seek an independent systems operator or regional transmission operator to oversee the electric grid and energy market.
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December 29, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Companies Offer New Year’s Safety Tips

Hawaiian Electric Companies has compiled a list of tips relating to fireworks, metallic balloons and drones to help everyone celebrate safely as the holiday season continues.
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December 22, 2015

Maui Electric Donates $144,000 to 70 Non-Profits in 2015

"Whether it’s providing a safety net for at-risk youth or helping to build Hope Lodge Hawai‘i, a home-away-from-home for neighbor island cancer patients who are receiving treatments on O‘ahu – supporting our communities is a deep part of our heritage,” said Sharon Suzuki, Maui Electric president.
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November 20, 2015

UPDATE: Thousands Lose Power in Nāhiku, Waiehu, Makawao

Due to heavy rains last night that caused trees to come down on power lines as well as a vehicle pole accident in Haiku, approximately 2,850 customers in areas of Waiehu, Haiku and Nahiku are currently without power.
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November 16, 2015

Maui Electric Bills Fall to Lowest Level in More Than 5 Years

On Maui, the typical residential bill is now $141.57. The last time when bills on Maui were lower than this month was in September of 2010 when the typical bill was $141.10.
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November 09, 2015

HECO Proposes New Time-of-Use Rates for Public Schools

The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission received a proposal from the Hawaiian Electric Companies with new, lower daytime electric rates for the Hawai‘i Department of Education that could help public schools manage their electricity costs as they install additional air conditioning and cooling equipment, while also using renewable energy that is available during the day.
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October 26, 2015

Ask the Mayor: Who is Responsible for Replacing Streetlights?

We reported numerous burned-out streetlights in our area of Kīhei multiple times. In the past, calling MECO worked; now it is not and they are ignoring all our calls the last couple months.
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October 19, 2015

Phone Scam: Businesses Targeted by Utility Impersonators

Business customers have reported receiving telephone calls saying their electric bill is delinquent and that they’re subject to same-day disconnection.
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October 14, 2015

PUC Approves New Programs; Ends Net Metering

A press released issued yesterday by the Sierra Club yesterday announced the state Public Utilities Commission's decision to end net metering. The same day, the PUC said it has approved two new rooftop PV programs intended to replace the NEM program.
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October 06, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Proposes Community-Based Renewable Energy Program

The Hawaiian Electric Companies proposed a Community-Based Renewable Energy program and tariff to the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission on Oct. 1 that would allow customers who cannot or will not take advantage of solar power to receive the benefits of renewable energy to help offset their monthly electric bills and support clean energy for the state.
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September 29, 2015

Metallic Balloon Causes Power Surge, Loss of Power in Kīhei

A metallic "mylar" balloon that drifted into power lines has been identified as the cause of a South Maui power surge that knocked out electricity to an estimated 6,000 customers shortly before noon on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.
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