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August 30, 2017

HECO Files Grid Modernization Strategy with PUC

It will cost an estimated $205 million to update the energy networks of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light over the next six years.
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April 12, 2017

Opponents: “Water Monopoly Bill” Will Eliminate Oversight

Sierra Club: If passed, private corps will be allowed to make unlimited profit from selling water, creating new incentive to divert water from public streams
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January 26, 2017

Community Discussion: Reaching 100% Renewable Energy for Maui County

Maui Electric Company and Maui Tomorrow will host a community discussion, "Reaching 100% Renewable Energy for Maui County," on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at UHMC.
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December 05, 2016

More Than 1,000 Enroll in Time-of-Use Rates Program

More than 1,000 electric customers across the state have signed up for Hawaiian Electric Companies' new Time-of-Use rates program.
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September 28, 2016

Sea Link Files Request to Stop Molokaʻi to Maui Ferry Service

Sea Link of Hawaiʻi, the ferry between Maui and Molokaʻi, offers fares of $62.04 for a one way ticket. The company faces competitive air fares as low as $36.
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February 17, 2016

Hawaiian Electric Submits Interim Status Report

The Hawaiian Electric Companies on Tuesday submitted an interim status report on plans for a diverse mix of energy resources to meet the state's 100 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard by 2045.
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July 07, 2012

Maui Senators Appointed to PUC’s Energy Planning Advisory Group

The Public Utilities Commission has appointed Senators Roz Baker and J. Kalani English as members to the newly created Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) Advisory Group.
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June 26, 2012

PUC Approves Ellison’s Lanai Purchase

Interim approval was been given to Larry Ellison by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission allowing his company to assume ownership of Lanai’s three utilities.
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May 23, 2012

MECO Rate Increase Approved

On Monday, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission issued a decision approving Maui Electric Company’s interim rate increase request allowing a 3.16% rate increase.
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April 19, 2012

Renewable Energy De-Linked From Fossil on Electricity Bills

On Tuesday, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved an amended power purchase contract between Kaheawa Wind Power, LLC and Maui Electric Company.
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March 08, 2012

Maui’s Champley Confirmed as PUC Commissioner

Prior to his appointment, Champley worked as a Maui-based senior energy consultant, focused on clean energy resource integration in Hawai'i.
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September 19, 2011

Renewable Energy Advocate Appointed to Public Utilities Commission

Last Friday, Governor Neil Abercrombie announced several new appointments, and among them the appointment of a Maui-based energy consultant, Michael Champley, to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
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February 03, 2011

Rep. Morita Appointed as PUC Chair

State Rep. Hermina Morita was selected as the chair of the PUC by Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie.
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October 06, 2010

Lower electric vehicle charge rates available for Oahu, Maui County and Hawaii Island

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved the Hawaiian Electric companies’ pilot Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Rates and customers may now apply to take advantage of the rates. The rates are designed to encourage early adoption of electric vehicles and incentivize customers to charge EVs during off-peak times of the day that best match the... Read more »
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July 29, 2010

Interim rate increase approved for MECO customers: average electric bills to increase between $5.21-$5.65 per month

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Wednesday granted Maui Electric Company (MECO) an interim rate increase, effective August 1, 2010.  The PUC approved an increase for customers on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai of 3.3%, or $10.3 million. The impact on a typical residential household in Maui County would be: Maui (600 kwh month): $5.43 per... Read more »
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