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Anne Ku, director of UH Maui's Electric Vehicle Alliance, speaks next to Maui's first electric vehicle fast charger fronting the Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku. County photo.
Discount EV Charging Rates Extended
October 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui Business
 

The Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission has approved of a request to extend discount rates for another year to customers charging Electrical Vehicles during off-peak hours.


Neighbor Island barge shipment file photo by Wendy Osher.
Approvals Sought For Liquefied Natural Gas in Hawai’i
January 18th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the delivery of Liquefied Natural Gas to the state. Approvals are still required from the Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission.


Maui Electric Company offices in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
PUC Finalizes MECO 2010 Rate Increase
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Under the PUC decision, a 1.5% increase, or $4.7 million in annual revenues was finalized, effective May 4, 2012. Company officials say the amount has already been reflected in electric bills since August 2010, when the PUC approved an interim increase.


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.


Entering the Feed In Tariff program in December 2011, the AAAAA Rent-A-Space photovoltaic system in Lahaina has a capacity of 250 kilowatts contributing to Maui’s record solar installation pace.  Courtesy photo MECO.
PUC Eases Way For Renewable Energy Grid Integration
December 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The rules are expected to ease the way for more distributed renewable energy generation like rooftop solar panels.


MECO electric car, photo by Wendy Osher.
Veto Averted as Energy Usage Bill Becomes Law
July 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a bill into law that is intended to help more homeowners and renters access and afford clean energy.


DKK Properties in Kihei is the state’s first renewable generation facility under the new Feed-in Tariff program.  Partnering to bring this project to fruition were:  (L to R) Walter Enomoto (ProVision Solar, Inc.), Ray Phillips (DKK Properties), Ed Reinhardt (President, Maui Electric Company), Doug McLeod (DKK Properties), Dmitri Jarocki (Renewable Energy Services Project Engineer, Maui Electric Company).
Kihei Building First Renewable Generation Facility in State
January 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

DKK Properties in South Maui became the first renewable energy generation facility in the state under the under the new Feed in Tariff program.