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MECO power lines. Photo by Wendy Osher.
BRIEF: Power Restored in East & Upcountry Maui
January 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Maui News

Officials with Maui Electric Company say power was restored to all affected areas by 7:45 a.m. The cause of the outage was under investigation.

Most net-metering customers of Hawaiian Electric and its subsidiaries won't have to pay for interconnection studies, the company said today. Photo courtesy of Living Off Grid.
Hawaiian Electric Relaxes Requirements For Home Solar
September 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui Discussion

The move will allow greater access for residents to “net-metering” which greatly diminishes – or eliminates – electric bills for solar users.

File Photo by Wendy Osher.
Hawaiian Electric Among National Leaders in Solar Electric Power
June 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Business

According to the 2010 Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) annual ranking, Hawaiian Electric Company has again been named third out of 230 electric utilities nationally for the amount of solar power added to its system per customer in 2010.

Ann Neizman and Karen Kondo are among those helping to organize the Rotary's West Maui Safety Fair.
3rd Annual West Maui Safety Fair, May 7
April 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News

Those in attendance will have an opportunity to brush up on emergency preparation, natural disaster preparedness, CPR techniques, and ocean safety.

Maui Electric Company offices in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
County of Maui Prepares for MECO Strike
March 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Maui News

The County of Maui is preparing for an planned strike at Maui Electric Company in which workers are expected to walk off the job at 3:30 this afternoon.

MECO workers file photo by Wendy Osher.
Hawaiian Electric Now Providing All Customers with Lower Rates for Conservation
March 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui Business

Oahu customers are the last of Hawaiian Electric’s customers to receive the new tiered electric rate structure already in place for Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light Company customers.

File image by Wendy Osher.
10,000 Customers Affected by Morning Outages, Feb. 2, 2011
February 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News

For the second time this week, a unit at the Maalaea Power Plant tripped offline, causing a load shed sequence

File image by Wendy Osher.
Temporary Outage caused by tripped unit at Maalaea
January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News

Several areas of Maui experienced temporary power outages this afternoon when a generating unit at the Maalaea Power Plant tripped offline.

MECO power lines.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
Waiehu Outage Likely Caused by Accumulated Moisture
January 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News

Power outages reported in Wailuku and Waiehu last night were likely caused by an accumulation of moisture on electrical equipment.

MECO power lines. Photo by Wendy Osher.
MECO Power Outages and Updates 1/13/11
January 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News

At this time (9:20 a.m.) there is a small area in Paia without power. Crews are on site however access and flooding in the area is hampering repair efforts.

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