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Roz Baker, file photo courtesy Senate Communications.
Maui Senators Appointed to PUC’s Energy Planning Advisory Group
July 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

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.


Lana'i file photo by Wendy Osher.
PUC Approves Ellison’s Lanai Purchase
June 26th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

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.


Walter Enemoto, Maui resident and a program specialist with Hawaii Energy, the state's energy efficiency program. Photo courtesy of Brian Fitzgerald.
MECO Rate Increase Approved
May 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

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.


Windmills at Kaheawa, above Maalaea. Courtesy of First Wind.
Renewable Energy De-Linked From Fossil on Electricity Bills
April 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

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


Maui Senators congratulate Michael Champley on his confirmation.  L-R: Senate President Shan Tsutsui, Senator J. Kalani English, Michael Champley and Senator Roz Baker. Photo Courtesy, Senate Communications.
Maui’s Champley Confirmed as PUC Commissioner
March 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

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


Renewable Energy Advocate Appointed to Public Utilities Commission
Renewable Energy Advocate Appointed to Public Utilities Commission
September 19th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui Business
 

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).


Courtesy photograph by Ricky Li.
Rep. Morita Appointed as PUC Chair
February 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

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


Lower electric vehicle charge rates available for Oahu, Maui County and Hawaii Island
Lower electric vehicle charge rates available for Oahu, Maui County and Hawaii Island
October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

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 […]


Interim rate increase approved for MECO customers: average electric bills to increase between $5.21-$5.65 per month
Interim rate increase approved for MECO customers: average electric bills to increase between $5.21-$5.65 per month
July 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

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 […]


File Photo by Wendy Osher.  Governor Linda Lingle and Alexander Karsner, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, toured the Kaheawa Wind Power facility in Maalaea in February of 2008.
State Moves Closer in its Plan to Ship Wind Energy From Maui to Oahu
October 29th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The state is seeking bids from companies interested in linking Maui County to Oahu using a system of undersea cables. The proposed project was unveiled a year ago when the state entered into an agreement with Hawaiian Electric companies to connect the islands into one electrical grid, allowing renewable wind power generated in Maui County […]


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