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June 26, 2019

Maui Electric upgrading poles, testing new system to protect lines from high winds, falling trees

Maui Electric Company is upgrading utility poles and using new insulated conductors in parts of Olinda and Piiholo, part of a pilot project to prevent wind and tree-related outages and to make the island's electrical grid more resilient.

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October

October 13, 2015

Public Utilities Commission approves new rooftop solar programs

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved two new rooftop PV programs that will allow customers of the Hawaiian Electric Companies to take advantage of new energy storage technology and help ensure safe, reliable service and fair treatment for all customers.

October 01, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Companies propose new community-based renewable energy program

The Hawaiian Electric Companies today proposed a Community-Based Renewable Energy program and tariff to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission that would allow customers who cannot or chose not to take advantage of rooftop solar to receive the benefits of renewable energy to help offset their monthly electric bills and support clean energy for Hawaii.

October 01, 2015

7th Annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament nets more than 9,000 for Maui United Way

Maui Electric Company and Kaanapali Golf Course's 7th Annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament, held on Sunday, September 27, raised more than $19,000 benefiting the Maui United Way.

September

September 04, 2015

Maui Electric supports Alakaina Foundation's Digital Bus with $5,000 donation

Maui Electric Company and the Hawaiian Electric Industries Foundation donated $5,000 on September 2 to support the Alakaina Foundation's Digital Bus program.

August

August 31, 2015

NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric merger represents best path to achieving Hawaii's 100 percent renewable energy goal

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) and Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company Limited (collectively referred to as Hawaiian Electric), subsidiaries of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) (HEI), today provided additional extensive details on NextEra Energy's plans for its merger with HEI, including a comprehensive package of 85 commitments, of which more than 50 are new, that would accelerate the achievement of Hawaii's goal of an affordable, 100 percent renewable energy future by 2045.

August 28, 2015

Emergency electrical safety tips from Maui Electric Company

With the approach of Hurricane Ignacio to Hawaii, Maui Electric Company wants to remind customers that electricity can be dangerous and electrical safety should never be taken for granted, especially during an emergency situation.

August 28, 2015

Paia Elementary celebrates Maui Electric's Sun Power for Schools

Maui Electric Company and Paia Elementary School celebrated the installation of a demonstration photovoltaic (PV) system with a dedication ceremony and school assembly on Tuesday, August 25.

August 08, 2015

Maui Electric Energy Fair features family fun and education on August 22

Maui Electric Company will present fun games, interactive displays, hands-on demonstrations and entertainment at the free Maui Electric Energy Fair on Saturday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Queen Kaahumanu Center.

August 05, 2015

Maui Electric proposes to buy low-cost renewable energy from Maui's first large solar projects

Maui Electric Company is proposing to buy electricity from two large solar projects, the first of their kind on Maui. The contracts were filed today with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission for review and approval. If the contracts are approved by the Commission, South Maui Renewable Resources, a Maui-based developer, would build a 2.87-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) project near the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kihei, and Kuia Solar would build a 2.87 megawatt PV project in Lahaina near Lahainaluna School.

August 03, 2015

Hawaiian Electric Companies propose new EV discount charging rates

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve discount electric vehicle charging rates in a new time-of-use program.

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