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January 10, 2017

Maui Electric Seek PUC Approval for More Renewable Energy

Maui Electric envisions achieving 100% renewable energy on Moloka‘i by 2020, on Lānaʻi by 2030 and on Maui by 2040.
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July 06, 2012

Kaheawa Wind Farm Second Phase Goes Online

Commercial operations began yesterday for First Wind’s 21 megawatt Kaheawa Wind II project above Maalaea.
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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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January 15, 2012

PHOTOS: Wind Turbines on Maui Roads

Images of the first transport of wind turbines and tower componets of First Winds' Kaheawa wind farm above Maalaea are now available.
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November 14, 2011

Proposed Wind Farm Site Added to Endangered Places List

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation (HHF) has announced five additions to the list of the Most Endangered Historic Places in Hawaii, including Ka’a Ahupua’a on Lanai, which is also the site of a planned wind farm.
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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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June 16, 2011

PUC Approves Maui Electric, Sempra Wind Contract

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved a 20-year contract for Maui Electric Company to purchase 21 megawatts (MW) of wind power from Sempra Generation's Auwahi Wind project on the Ulupalakua Ranch.
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May 24, 2011

Maui Students Receive $3,000 Scholarships from First Wind

Three Maui senior high schools students were among 15 recipients of $3,000 college scholarships from First Wind, an independent U.S.-based wind energy company with a projects on Maui and Oahu.
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April 19, 2011

Maui Firm Develops First Clean Energy Ed App for iPad

Sponsored by the Women in Technology division of the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), the Maui-based app developer NSC Partners, has designed the first clean educational app on iPad.
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April 08, 2011

Sempra Signs 20-Yr Wind Power Contract With Maui Electric

Yesterday, Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, announced that it has entered into a 20-year contract to sell 21 megawatts (MW) of wind energy to Maui Electric Company from the Auwahi Wind project on the Ulupalakua Ranch.
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March 22, 2011

Symposium To Explore Maui County’s Growing Green Workforce

The County of Maui’s Office of Economic Development and the Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) are co-sponsoring a Green Workforce Development Symposium on March 30, 2011.
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April 14, 2010

Lanai Windfarm proposal raises concerns over balance and benefit

State Representative Mele Carroll of Maui raised concerns over plans for a proposed 400 MW wind farm on the island of Lanai, after visiting the site over the weekend.  While voicing support for renewable energy, Carroll questioned the logic in generating alternative energy at the risk of protecting natural resources, and questioned how the project... Read more »
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August 19, 2009


Two Maui projects are set to receive more than a million each in federal funding.  Maui is set to receive a total of $2.2 million in federal funding for the design of a Municipal parking garage in Wailuku and the construction of a renewable energy resource center in Kihei. The grant awards were announced this... Read more »
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