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Hawaiian Electric to hold virtual community meeting on Oct. 20 to discuss renewable energy progress on Maui

By Staff | Oct 12, 2020

Hawaiian Electric is hosting a virtual community meeting on Oct. 20 to discuss the progress being made to bring more renewable energy to power Maui. The Kuia Solar project in Lahaina is pictured.

KAHULUI — What progress is being made to power Maui with local, clean and reliable resources? Hawaiian Electric will host a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to share updates on efforts to bring more renewable energy to the island.

Due to 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 Akaku: 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 Hawaii Island utilities; and 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.