UPDATE * APR 18,2013  PUBLIC MEETING    MECO has announced a meeting on Tuesday 4/30/13 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Kihei Community Center 303 E Lipoa St concerning the “proposed South Maui Reliability Projects,” including the transmission line from Maalaea across Kihei and the Kamali’i and Kaonoulu substations. For more information, call 244-2015

DEC 14, 2011   An ever swelling crowd reached over 100 at the Kamali’i School on the evening of Dec 12, 2011, to first hear what Maui Electric Company (MECO) was now proposing for the additional transmission lines extending from Maalaea power station to So. Kihei, then spoke up and told MECO what the residents want for their community. KCA was well represented with four board members and numerous community members expressing the will of the residents, and for the first time, MECO offered partial underground lines as one option, extending the length of the Pi’ilani Highway, while offering cost estimates for the various routes in total, and how it might affect  monthly electric bills of MECO’s Maui County customers.(See photo charts below) A full detailed report on the meeting will appear in the Maui Weekly.