Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) has announced that at 6:07 a.m. this morning approximately 26,286 customers experienced a short power interruption when Hamakua Energy Partners’ (HEP) generators unexpectedly tripped off-line. Customers located in various locations throughout the Island were turned off automatically to protect the rest of the system. Other HELCO generating units in reserve were immediately started and service to all affected customers was restored by 6:35 a.m.
HELCO apologizes for the inconvenience this may have caused you and sincerely thanks our customers for your cooperation and understanding. Mahalo.