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Maui Electric’s Brett Houseman shows attendees how to stay safe when it comes to overhead power lines at the Maui Electric Energy Fair. / Courtesy of the Maui Electric Company

Maui Electric celebrates 95 years of innovative energy history on August 27

Take a walk down memory lane as the Maui Electric ‘ohana commemorates 95 years of serving the families and businesses of Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i at the Maui Electric Energy Fair on Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. This free event will celebrate the innovative energy history of our islands as well as feature fun games, interactive displays, keiki make-n-take activities, hands-on demonstrations and entertainment for the entire family.

In celebrating 95 years of service, Maui Electric will display historical photos, such as this one showing placement of utility poles along Hana Highway in the 1920s, at the Maui Electric Energy Fair on August 27. / Courtesy of the Maui Electric Company
In celebrating 95 years of service, Maui Electric will display historical photos, such as this one showing placement of utility poles along Hana Highway in the 1920s, at the Maui Electric Energy Fair on August 27. / Courtesy of the Maui Electric Company

“From being the first Hawaiian island with electric lights to integrating record amounts of renewable energy to fuel people’s power needs – Maui County continues to be on the forefront of energy transformation,” said Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui Electric. “Join us as we celebrate our island’s energy story and reminisce through historical photos and milestones, and commemorate 95 years of keeping the lights on.”

Maui Chinese Martial Arts Academy will perform at this year’s Maui Electric Energy Fair on August 27. / Courtesy of the Maui Electric Company
Maui Chinese Martial Arts Academy will perform at this year’s Maui Electric Energy Fair on August 27. / Courtesy of the Maui Electric Company

Dedicated to all things energy, Maui Electric’s Energy Fair is a great opportunity for the entire family to learn and explore. “Take in live electrical demonstrations by our safety experts and learn how to prepare your family for a storm,” Suzuki said. “Try your hand in the game zone while learning that being energy smart can result in lower bills, or come talk story to see what we’re doing across our company to power our islands with more clean energy.”

Back again this year is Maka, the Super Energy Saver mascot who teaches keiki how to be super energy heroes and catch the energy villains lurking in their homes.

Maui Electric’s Eddie Quintana shows why it’s important to plant the right tree in the right place.  / Courtesy of the Maui Electric Company
Maui Electric’s Eddie Quintana shows why it’s important to plant the right tree in the right place. / Courtesy of the Maui Electric Company

And, don’t miss out on exciting entertainment by Maui Zenshin Daiko, the Coolangots, Maui Chinese Martial Arts Academy, and more. Meet with community partners who join in Maui Electric’s mission in making Maui County better when it comes to clean, reliable and affordable energy – Auwahi Wind Energy, Hawaii Energy, JUMPSmart Maui, Maui Economic Development Board’s Island Energy Inquiry, Maui High School and Maui Preparatory Academy Robotics, County of Maui Department of Water Supply, Save Our Seabirds, and the Alaka‘ina Digital Bus.

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