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Hawaiian Electric to Discuss Renewable Energy Progress on Maui

Ku‘ia Solar project in West Maui. PC: File courtesy Maui Electric Company.

Hawaiian Electric will host a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to discuss renewable energy progress on Maui.

The meeting will help to answer what progress has been made to power Maui with local, clean and reliable resources.

Because of pandemic safety precautions that include social distancing, the public is invited to join this live virtual meeting by going to www.hawaiianelectric.com/communitymeetings. The meeting will be conducted via WebEx, an online video platform, accessible from a mobile device, landline telephone or computer.

The meeting will also be aired live on Akakū Maui Community Media channel 54 and the Hawaiian Electric Facebook page. Participants will be polled on various topics with the results posted during the meeting.

The following Hawaiian Electric panelists will discuss the current and future renewable energy efforts taking place on Maui:

  • Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui County and Hawai‘i Island utilities
  • Rebecca Dayhuff-Matsushima, director, renewable acquisition

“Reducing dependency on fossil fuel and using local, clean energy resources will strengthen our island’s future,” Suzuki said. “Please join us for an opportunity to learn more about Maui’s progress.”

Meeting participants can ask questions during the meeting. Questions can also be sent in advance to communityrelations.mauicounty@hawaiianelectric.com.

This session will be recorded and available for viewing after the meeting.

Original source: https://mauinow.com/2020/10/19/hawaiian-electric-to-discuss-renewable-energy-progress-on-maui/

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