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HECO Fair Celebrates Efforts Toward A Clean-energy Future

October is Energy Awareness Month, and to kick things off right, Hawaiian Electric Co. will sponsor the 2012 Clean Energy Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Pearlridge Center’s Uptown center court.

According to HECO, the event is designed to celebrate the efforts and accomplishments that are paving the way for a sustainable, clean-energy future for Hawaii. And to do that, the company has an impressive lineup plannfair features keiki activities, energy-related games, contests and giveaways. There also will be live music, including Na Hoku award-winning group Na Palapalai and singer-songwriter Mailani.

Vendors include Malama Learning Center, the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Board of Water Supply, Hawaii Gas, Hawaii Energy, Hawaii Solar Energy Association and the PV Coalition.

New this year, HECO will man a job booth to highlight available career opportunities at the com- pany. Positions include a range of fields ― from power plant maintenance to accounting and finance.

“The Clean Energy Fair brings together organizations and businesses involved in resource conservation, energy efficiency and clean energy initiatives to share their achievements and future plans with the public,” said Liane Lum, an administrator at HECO and the event’s main organizer.

“Energy issues affect us all, and this venue offers families and individuals an opportunity to ask questions and learn from experts about renewable energy, electric vehicles, solar and PV installations, energy rebates and the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative.”

For more information on the fair, call 543-7511 or visit heco.com.

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