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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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August 07, 2015

MECO Proposes Energy Purchase From Large Solar Projects

Maui Electric Company is proposing to purchase electricity from two large solar projects—the first of their kind on Maui. These projects are expected to produce up to 5.7 megawatts of solar power for MECO’s grid at 11.06 cents per kilowatt hour.
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August 05, 2015

MECO’s Mahina Martin to Discuss Hawai‘i’s Triple Bottom Line

Mahina Martin, director of government and community relations for Maui Electric Company, is the featured speaker at the next Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Membership Dinner on Thursday, Aug. 13, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū.
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July 25, 2015

Molokaʻi Vehicle Accident and Power Outage

A motor vehicle accident on Molokaʻi's Kalae Highway knocked out power to parts of the island on Saturday afternoon.
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July 01, 2015

Makawao Town Loses Power

By Maui Now Staff Several Makawao businesses lost power today at approximately 1 p.m. Bystandars said they heard a loud crackle and saw sparks cascading down toward Baldwin Avenue. A Maui Electric Company crew and Maui Police Department officers were on the scene within minutes. It is unknown at this time when power will be restored
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June 30, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Companies Propose Continued Growth of Rooftop Solar

The company provided recommendations to the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission this week that proposed new customer options and programs to support continued growth of rooftop photovoltaic systems in Hawai‘i.
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June 22, 2015

Ige to Discuss Renewable Energy at Washington Post Forum

Governor David Ige is traveling to Washington DC where he will speak about Hawaiʻi's renewable energy efforts during a "Powering Cities" forum hosted by the Washington Post on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. During his visit, the governor will also meet with federal officials on affordable housing, transportation and tourism.
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