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EPA Director Stephen Johnson (second from left) visits Pacific Biodiesel’s Maui plant in 2006 with other regional directors. Courtesy photo.
Pacific Biodiesel Closes Maui Plant
April 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (17) · Maui Business

Biodiesel fuel services will continue throughout the state but cooking oil sent to Hilo will now be delivered without processing first on Maui.

MECO electric car, photo by Wendy Osher.
Cleaner Fuel Supplies Sought for MECO
August 30th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Hawaiian Electric Companies is seeking suppliers of ultra-low sulfur diesel, biodiesel or biodiesel blends, in the hopes of obtaining up to 150,000 barrels per year for supplies at MECO and HELCO generation facilities, officials said.

Solar panels. Photo by Wendy Osher.
MECO Gets National Honors for Solar Energy Adoption
April 18th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

MECO was ranked sixth in the nation in 2012 for adding new solar power on a per customer basis, according to the educational non-profit Solar Electric Power Association.

File photo of Kaheawa Wind Farm at Maalaea on Maui. By Wendy Osher.
Wind Farm Electric Savings as Invisible as the Wind
March 6th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (12) · Maui Arts & Entertainment

“Don’t kid a kidder, my friend. Have you seen my electric bill? If there were windmills on this island I would know about it.”

Photo courtesy: Sempra U.S. Gas & Power.
PHOTOS: Blessing Marks Completion of Maui’s Auwahi Wind Farm
February 22nd, 2013 · 15 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

A blessing ceremony was held today, marking the completion of the 21-megawatt Auwahi wind farm in Ulupalakua. The project’s eight wind turbines are capable of generating enough electricity to power 10,000 local homes.

Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, Maui. Courtesy photo.
Hyatt Partners with MECO in Renewable Energy Pilot Project
February 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News

The pilot program was launched last year to help business customers control the cost of electric bills, while helping the utility maintain reliability and add more renewable energy to the Maui grid.

Lee jakeway is energy development and planning director for HC&S. Susan Halas photo.
Lee Jakeway – Sugar & Energy a Potent Blend
May 25th, 2012 · Comments Off · People

With over 30 years in sugar under his belt and a solid background in producing power, Lee Jakeway is the director of energy development and planning at HC&S.

Ed Reinhardt, courtesy file photo, MECO.
MECO President Guest on Mayor’s TV Show
November 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News

Renewable energy programs at Maui Electric Company, and the County’s North Shore Greenway project, are among the topics to be discussed on the next edition of Your County with Mayor Arakawa.

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Maui Mayor Eyes Energy Potential
August 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Mayor Arakawa plans for a conscious shift away from traditional power consumption. He said he is on a mission to get to 100 percent reuse.

Maui Electric Company offices in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
MECO seeks to add 50 megawatts of firm renewable power
February 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Maui Electric Company is seeking PUC approval to begin a search for 50 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity on Maui.