Looks like the County of Maui really is serious about possibly setting up a municipal electric utility–especially given the possible merger between Hawaiian Electric Industries and NextEra that’s pending before the state Public Utilities Commission. How that merger will affect Maui Electric Co. (MECO) is still a matter of conjecture. So on May 6, the Mayor’s Office of Economic … [Read more...] about County of Maui issues RFP for possible municipal electric utility
In a way it’s fitting that Irene Bowie has decided to step down as executive director of Maui Tomorrow and return to the West Coast. When she took on the job as the Maui County’s most preeminent slow growth activist, the biggest issue facing the state was the proposed Hawaii Superferry. Maui Tomorrow under Bowie’s leadership played a critical role in the legal challenges that … [Read more...] about What awaits Maui Tomorrow when executive director Irene Bowie leaves next month?
So that was some storm we had Friday night. Given that it was just a storm–not even close to a hurricane–what amazed me was that nearly 20,000 people lost power. And many lost power for days. Here's the first paragraph of a Maui Electric Company (MECO) news release that went out yesterday, Dec. 4: Throughout today, Maui Electric crews continued restoration efforts in … [Read more...] about Upcountry, East Maui MECO Customers Lose Power For Days