Category Archives: Energy

Maui Smart Grid Project Underway

The first volunteers in the Kihei neighborhood of Maui Meadows received installation of Smart Meters at their homes this spring — the innovative Maui Smart Grid Project is underway! This effort is funded by the United States Department of Energy … Continue reading

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A123 Systems to Supply Advanced Energy Storage Solution to Maui Electric Company to Support Maui Smart Grid Project

A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE), a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate® lithium ion batteries and systems, today announced that it will supply a Grid Battery System (GBS) to Maui Electric Company (MECO), a utility serving residents and businesses on the islands … Continue reading

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Maui Selected for Joint Japan-U.S. Smart Grid Project

Japan-U.S. Smart Grid project on Maui to demonstrate new technologies focused on the integration of clean energy and electric vehicles Energy partners from the United States and Japan will collaborate on a multimillion dollar smart grid demonstration project on Maui. … Continue reading

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Public Scoping Meetings Regarding the Hawai‘i Interisland Renewable Energy Program

Public Comment Sought for Renewable Energy Program The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) will host public meetings on Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i, and O‘ahu to receive comments on the scope of the … Continue reading

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Kuokoa Attempts to Buy Hawaiian Electric Industries

Ted Peck, former State Energy administrator (DBEDT), and advocate of renewable energy, is one of partners of Kuokoa Inc., an eco-friendly company formed to purchase all the shares of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI), the parent company of MECO and the … Continue reading

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New County Energy Commissioner

Mayor Alan Arakawa has appointed Douglas “Doug” P. McLeod as County Energy Commissioner (replacing Victor Reyes). The Energy Commissioner is based in the Office of Economic Development in the Office of the Mayor. McLeod is an advocate of “green” principles, … Continue reading

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Big Wind on Lanai

Last week, HECO (Hawaiian Electric Co.) and Castle & Cooke reached an agreement on electricity pricing and a community benefits package relating to future installation of a 200 MW wind farm on Lanai that will supply Oahu via undersea cable. … Continue reading

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Leading the Nation: Hawaii’s Clean Energy Initiative — and Maui’s Trailblazing Role

As we enter 2009 and a new decade beckons, announcements heralding renewable energy projects have flowed thick and fast in Maui County. Whether it’s a 10-acre photovoltaic farm on Lanai, wind farm projects on Maui and Molokai, a proposed underwater … Continue reading

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