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Don’t believe scare tactics aimed at smart meters

May 22, 2014
The Maui News

South Maui has grown to the point that our electrical distribution system is at its limit. This problem occurs at the peak hours for electrical use (5-8 p.m.). The sun is down, the winds calmed and we are dependent on the Maalaea plant for all our power. A simple downed line at the wrong time could black out all of South Maui. The backup lines come through Upcountry and the long trip causes the voltages to drop too far.



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