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Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces the early completion of the final phase of transmission line upgrades along Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in West Hawai‘i. Work was completed almost two months ahead of schedule due to favorable weather conditions and the combined efforts of the line crews.

HELCO completes transmission line upgrades in West Hawaii

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces the early completion of the final phase of transmission line upgrades along Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in West Hawai‘i. Work was completed almost two months ahead of schedule due to favorable weather conditions and the combined efforts of the line crews.

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HELCO power outage due to Keahole power plant tripping offline Wedensday (June 28)

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 21,000 customers in various areas of the island experienced a brief power interruption this afternoon due to a sudden loss of generation when a combustion turbine unit (CT5) at its Keahole Power Plant tripped offline.

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Hawaiian Electric Companies’ EV fast charger program extended

The Hawaiian Electric Companies have gained approval to continue the DC Fast Charger program designed to encourage ownership of plug-in electric vehicles (EV) in Hawai‘i. The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission approved the companies’ request to extend two EV pilot charging rates for five more years.

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Discount electricity rate still available for customers with special medical needs

Utility customers with special medical needs may still take advantage of a discounted electricity rate. Space is available in the two-year pilot program, which is limited to 2,000 Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawai‘i Electric Light customers.

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Last year, metallic balloons entangled in power lines caused 30 outages, affecting 42,161 customers in the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ service areas. Metallic balloons and streamers can cause a short circuit and knock out power to an entire neighborhood. In February, a metallic balloon came into contact with power lines in Kahului, which caused an outage that affected 17,310 customers.

Metallic confetti causes overnight outage for 300; balloons caused outages affecting 42,000 in 2016

Last year, metallic balloons entangled in power lines caused 30 outages, affecting 42,161 customers in the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ service areas. Metallic balloons and streamers can cause a short circuit and knock out power to an entire neighborhood. In February, a metallic balloon came into contact with power lines in Kahului, which caused an outage […]

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Hawai‘i Electric Light Company crews will be working in the area near the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo this week to upgrade distribution lines and equipment to improve system reliability.

Partial road closure of Manono Street for infrastructure upgrades Wednesday (May 3)

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company crews will be working in the area near the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo this week to upgrade distribution lines and equipment to improve system reliability.

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Partial lane closure in Kona for HELCO transmission line upgrades

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces a partial lane closure along sections of Highway 190 from Ahikawa Street to Makalei Golf Course (31-mile marker) in west Hawai‘i from May 1 to August 31. The closure will allow crews to upgrade transmission lines and equipment to improve system reliability.

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Nissan Leaf $10K rebate offer extended for new owners

Nissan North America’s offer of a $10,000 rebate on the all- electric LEAF® sedan has been extended through June 30, 2017 for Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light Companies’ customers.

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Customers with special medical needs may now apply for discounted electricity rates

Customers of the three Hawaiian Electric Companies with special medical needs may now apply for a discounted electric rate. The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission has approved Hawaiian Electric’s proposed pilot program for a two-year trial.

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Hawaii Electric Light opens third EV fast charger on the island in Waimea

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces the opening of a new utility-owned and operated electric vehicle DC fast charger accessible to the Hawai‘i Island community. The company held a dedication ceremony for the unit located at KTA Super Stores in Waimea Center Friday (March 10). This is the first DC fast charger, also known as a Level […]

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Hawaii Electric Light to conduct aerial line inspections February 21-24, 2017

To improve system reliability, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will conduct aerial line inspections of its major overhead transmission lines from Tuesday, Feb. 21, to Friday, Feb 24, 2017.

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Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a partial closure of the Hilo-bound lanes on Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road from Tuesday, Jan. 31, to Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.

Partial road closure for highway improvement project in Kea‘au

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a partial closure of the Hilo-bound lanes on Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road from Tuesday, Jan. 31, to Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. The makai side of the road, about 1,000 feet before Shower Drive, will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. As part of the state of Hawai‘i’s Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road […]

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