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May 26, 2020

Young Brothers Seeks $25M in Financial Relief from State Amid COVID-19 Slowdown

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino called Young Brothers the "lifeline for the state of Hawai‘i."  He continued saying, "The neighbor islands depend on Young Brothers tremendously.  Some of us do not have big harbors that could bring in larger ships to off load, and so we depend on Young Brothers to bring in almost 90% of all the produce, all of our food and other necessities that this county, this island, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi exist off of."
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April 19, 2019

PUC Approves First Maui Electric Rate Increase in 6 Years

Under the interim rate that has been in effect for nearly eight months, the typical Maui monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt-hours increased by about $5 a month.
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March 19, 2019

Ige to Participate in Hawai‘i Energy Conference on Maui

This year’s conference will take an in-depth look at the innovative policies and technologies that continue to allow rapid growth in PV.
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November 16, 2018

PUC Chair to Retire at End of Year

Randall Iwase, chair of the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission will resign from his post, effective Dec. 28, 2018.
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August 01, 2018

Moloka‘i’s First Large-Scale Renewable Project Gains PUC Approval

The 2.64-MW project, including a battery energy storage system, will be owned by Moloka‘i New Energy Partners, which will sell electricity to Maui Electric.
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April 18, 2018

Senate Confirms Potter to PUC Commission

The Hawai‘i State Senate has confirmed Jennifer “Jennie” Potter to the Public Utilities Commission.
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February 06, 2018

Moloka‘i’s First Large-Scale Renewable Project

The project would provide energy from its solar array and battery at a rate of about 17 cents per kilowatt hour, less than the present cost of diesel generation
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December 15, 2017

Hawai‘i High Court Rules in Maui Case Involving Due Process at the PUC

The appeal challenged the Public Utilities Commission and its denial of a request to intervene in a case involving a proposed agreement by Maui Electric Company to buy power from the former Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar plantation’s coal-fired power plant.
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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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July 24, 2017

Maui Electric to Discuss Upgrade to Power Grid

The draft Grid Modernization Strategy describes the scope and estimated $205 million cost to update the energy networks of Maui Electric over the next 6 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 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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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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September 19, 2016

PUC Approves Tariff for Interim Time-of-Use Rates

The Time of Use rate structure program encourages customers to reduce electricity use during times when electricity is more expensive to produce, while allowing them to take advantage of less expensive electricity being offered at other times.
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