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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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September 14, 2015

East Maui Electric Service Interruption Planned Sept. 14

In an effort to upgrade and improve the electrical service in East Maui, Maui Electric Company has scheduled a planned interruption in service on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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September 09, 2015

NextEra, HEI: Pre-Merger Waiting Period Expires

NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. today announced the expiration of the mandatory, pre-merger waiting period in connection with the companies' proposed merger that was announced in December 2014.
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September 07, 2015

Maui Electric Makes Donation to Digital Bus

Maui Electric Company and the Hawaiian Electric Industries Foundation recently donated $5,000 to support the Alaka‘ina Foundation’s Digital Bus program.
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September 03, 2015

Power Restored After Lightning Strikes Kahului Utility Pole

An estimated 871 electric customers lost power in Kahului when lightning struck a utility pole near HP Baldwin High School on Kaʻahumanu Avenue on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2015.
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September 01, 2015

Sierra Club ‘Underwhelmed’ by NextEra-HEI Merger Rebuttal

Although NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric provided additional, extensive details on NextEra Energy’s plans for its merger with HEI, promising of a total of nearly $1 billion in customer savings and economic benefits to the state, Sierra Club of Hawai‘i says NextEra falls short, adding that the Sierra Club and Earthjustice are “underwhelmed” by the merger rebuttal.
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August 29, 2015

Pā‘ia Elementary Celebrates MECO’s Sun Power for Schools

Maui Electric Company and Pā‘ia Elementary School celebrated the installation of a demonstration photovoltaic system with a dedication ceremony and school assembly on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
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August 12, 2015

Pukalani Community Meeting to Feature Maui Electric, Civil Defense

The upcoming meeting of the Pukalani Community Association features discussion with representatives from Maui Electric Company and the County of Maui Civil Defense department.
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