Maui Electric Co. Energy Fair will feature family fun and education

Maui Electric Co. will present games, interactive displays, hands-on demonstrations and entertainment at the free Maui Electric Energy Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

“Join us for a fun and exciting day dedicated to all things energy,” said Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui Electric Co. “Bring the entire ohana and see how electricity is made from various resources on our island or learn more ways to reduce your energy use. With safety always at the top of our list, learn how to keep your family safe when it comes to electricity or stop in at our hurricane preparedness table to ensure your family is ready in an emergency.”

New to this annual community event will be the introduction of “Maka, the Super Energy Saver,” which teaches keiki how to catch the energy villains that could be lurking at home.

The event will also feature various displays on renewable energy, electric vehicles, power generation and distribution, and energy conservation and efficiency.

Additional displays will also be presented by community partners: Baldwin and Maui high school robotics teams, County of Maui Department of Water Supply, Hawaii Energy, JUMPSmart Maui, Maui Economic Development Board’s Island Energy Inquiry, Save Our Seabirds, Auwahi Wind Energy and SunEdison’s Kaheawa Wind Project. There will also be performances by Maui Zenshin Daiko, Coolangots and others.