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HELCO schedules power outage for North Kohala on November 11-12, 2015

Area for scheduled outage November 11-12, 2015 required in North Kohala to perform system upgrades by HELCO.

Area for scheduled outage November 11-12, 2015 required in North Kohala to perform system upgrades by HELCO.

MEDIA RELEASE

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces a scheduled power outage that will affect customers in Hawi and Kapa‘au. This temporary outage is necessary to allow Hawai‘i Electric Light personnel to safely upgrade equipment at the Hawi Substation to improve system reliability. The outage will be from 11 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, to 5 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

The affected areas are Mahukona along Akoni Pule Highway to Old Mill Stack Road, including Hawi Road Makai and the mauka side of Kahei Houselots, as well as Akoni Pule Highway from Hawi Road to Kapa‘au Road (see attached map).

Hawai‘i Electric Light advises affected customers to keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed and unplug sensitive equipment prior to the outages. Customers who depend on medication or life support equipment should make arrangements for a back-up power supply or transportation to a facility outside the affected area.

Hawai‘i Electric Light regrets any disruption this outage could cause and thanks customers for their patience and understanding. If there are any questions or concerns, please call 969-6666.

One Response to “HELCO schedules power outage for North Kohala on November 11-12, 2015”

  1. Michael says:

    Why no info on the Papaaloa outage today and monday?

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