Expert study finds no health risks with smart meters A new study has concluded that the electromagnetic radiation from radio frequency (RF) measured on smart meters at homes in the Maui Smart Grid project does not create a hazard. Findings … Continue reading
Smart Meter Radio Frequency Study Report
Report of EMR assessment of Smart Grid Meters and Access Point performed on 20 Feb. 2014
How Will Smart Grid Technologies Improve Maui’s Energy System?
The Smart Grid is often referred to as "the energy internet." Interconnected technologies enable two-way communication between different points of the electric power system - consumers, distribution system, storage capacity and generation system.
A123 Systems to Supply Advanced Energy Storage Solution to Maui Electric Company to Support Maui Smart Grid Project
The advanced energy storage system will be designed to deliver one-megawatt (1MW) of power for a full hour to reduce the peak energy load at the Wailea Substation.
Smart Grid Volunteer Strives To Use Energy From Sun Motivated by a desire to see technology move forward, Alfred Wolf has volunteered for the Maui Smart Grid project since its inception. “It has gone well and given me access to … Continue reading
Web Site Developer Evaluates Energy Usage Regularly Installing a $21,000 photovoltaic system at his Maui Meadows home is one of the best energy-savings decision Istvan Siposs said he’s ever made. Siposs works from home where he develops Web sites for … Continue reading
Energy Savings Motivates Maui Meadows Retiree Retired psychiatrist Ric Andrews’ invested in the Smart Grid project and photovoltaics to help save energy. “It may be years away but I’m willing to pay now so I can save later,” the Maui … Continue reading
Couple Engages In Electrical Usage Monitoring Shirlye and Ted Sonsteby are constantly monitoring their energy usage and charges. “Ours were always low,” Shirlye Sonsteby said, referring to their monthly bills from Maui Electric Co. As participants of the Maui Smart … Continue reading
Reduce Your Energy Footprint Residents searching for help with energy efficiency and savings can tap into a variety of local sources including three new businesses started by interns in the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui program, funded by Hawai’i Natural … Continue reading
Maui resident Tom Croly was featured in yesterday’s Smart Grid Today newsletter. Here’s an excerpt: Maui smart grid demo cites changed behavior of ‘data junky’ Maui smart grid project participant Tom Croly is charged $1.50 on his electric bill each … Continue reading
Smart Meters, Smart Choices Each time Tom Croly puts in a full load of laundry into the dryer, he’s charged $1.50 on his electric bill. When his big screen TV powers up for up to five hours in the evening, … Continue reading
Central Maine Power officials found that radio frequency emissions from their smart meters were well below FCC standards. We now have dozens of scientific studies proving the safety of smart meters. They typically release less radio frequency energy than microwaves, … Continue reading