Category Archives: Energy

Maui County Conference Explores the Future of Energy

“The eyes of the nation are on Hawai‘i as a living laboratory.” At the end of March, Maui hosted a conference–“Electric Utilities: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be.” As Mayor Alan Arakawa said in his welcome address, … Continue reading

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Maui County Continues to Lead the Way in Renewable Energy

A review of initiatives to date Maui County continues as a hotbed of activity for renewable energy and leads the way nationally in terms of renewable energy production and usage. Wind. In December 2012, 21 megawatts (MW) of capacity were … Continue reading

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Maui to Welcome Nationally Recognized Energy Policy Leaders at Energy Conference

State, national policymakers invited to open, frank talks about renewable energy The County of Maui and its partners will present a two-day conference on the Valley Isle in the first quarter of 2014 to explore the challenges and opportunities in … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Business Workshop

Curbing Your Energy Diet The Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. (MEDB) in collaboration with the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation-Manufacturing Extension Program (HTDC-MEP), has developed a workshop series on energy efficiency and renewable energy specifically for businesses. When: Wednesday, June 20th … Continue reading

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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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Pacific Biodiesel Recognized as 2011 Green Job Award Honoree

Hawaii-based Pacific Biodiesel, a company established on Maui in 1996, is cited as one of seven inspiring companies across the nation that together have created more than 2,500 quality”green” jobs. On November 10th from 6PM to 8 PM, SJF Institute … Continue reading

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Maui Smart Grid Overview Video

  Video Transcript Smart grids… Operate the electricity grid more efficiently Reduce energy use during periods of high demand Restore power outages faster Integrate renewables more efficiently Reduce dependence on imported oil Provide greater control of energy devices for customers … Continue reading

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Smart Grid Demonstration Project To Launch in 2012

As announced by Hawaiian Electric Co. and reported recently in The Maui News, Maui has been selected as the site for a “smart grid” renewable energy demonstration project, with an investment of approximately $37 million from the Japan-based New Energy … 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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