MECO has expressed their desire to install 70+ foot transmission lines along the Pi’ilani Highway at a cost of approximately 20 million dollars to be passed onto rate payers.  MECO asserts that the new transmission lines are required to increase stability of the electrical grid and to accommodate new development in South Maui.

It was a full house this morning as Munekiyo & Hiraga representatives Mike Munekiyo and Cheryl Okuma opened the meeting with an explanation of two MECO substations to be developed in Kihei, as well as an update on the Maalaea-Kamali’i Transmission Line. Ryan Powell, system designer, was joined by three other MECO representatives, while KCA president Jon Miller, and committee co-chair Michael DiBella, with numerous board and committee members, hosted the meeting at the KCA office.