Category Archives: Renewable Energy

Summary of MEDB PV Project

In 2009, EDA (Economic Development Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce) made a Global Climate Change Mitigation grant to MEDB for three specific purposes to demonstrate practical initiatives that align with MEDB’s mission to provide leadership for … Continue reading

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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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Electric Utilities Conference Wrap-up

Energy leaders agree Hawaii can lead changes in energy landscape. Maui conference participants impressed by open and frank discussions. The buzz that came from the Maui energy conference was that the three-day conference of leading energy experts, industry leaders and activists … 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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Multi-million dollar international renewable energy program, “JUMPSmartMaui,” launched on Maui

On Sat., June 15th, hundreds turned out at Queen Ka`ahumanu Center in Kahului to celebrate the launch of “JUMPSmart Maui” – a collaborative demonstration project between Japan and Hawaii that will incorporate Smart Grid, renewable energy, and all-electric vehicle (EV) … Continue reading

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Update on Maui Smart Grid Project

Free Home Energy Audits Are a Success! Home energy audits for the project volunteers who requested them are complete. Here is a story on how an audit is helpful: By viewing a participant’s energy use on personal data website, auditors … 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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Maui Smart Grid Project Now Recruiting Volunteers

Project Goal is to Evaluate Consumer and Utility Smart Grid Technologies The Maui Smart Grid project is now actively recruiting volunteers from the Maui Meadows neighborhood in South Kihei to participate in this important pilot project. Participants will have a … Continue reading

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