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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 3.1 cents per gallon the past week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.97/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.84/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Three vent sites in Leilani Estates subdivision at 6:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018. The area has been evacuated due to fumes, fire and lava hazards. Photos by Steven Royston | Special to Hawaii 24/7

HELCO to restore power to parts of Leilani Estates Friday (Sept 14)

Over the last two weeks, Hawai‘i Electric Light crews have been working in Leilani Estates to remove damaged electrical equipment and poles, and repair and replace equipment damaged by the eruption and seismic activity. Crews will re-energize parts of Leilani Estates starting Friday, Sept. 14.

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Tropical Storm Olivia causes a few outages on Hawaii Island

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports few outages due to Tropical Storm Olivia. Early this morning, about 100 customers in Honoka‘a experienced a power outage due to tree branches contacting power lines. Electric service has been restored to those customers. Currently, there are no outages due to the storm. The company’s business offices in Hilo and Kona […]

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The Hawaiian Electric Companies activate emergency response plans as Hurricane Olivia moves toward islands

As Hurricane Olivia heads closer to the islands, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are activating their emergency response plans, going through pre-storm checklists, and readying crews to respond. The companies are closely monitoring Hurricane Olivia, which is expected to weaken to a tropical storm but still has the potential to cause major damage. Forecasts show that […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 1.1 cents per gallon the past week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.00/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.6 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.84/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Hawai‘i Electric Light to conduct aerial line inspections September 10-14, 2018

To improve system reliability, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will conduct its quarterly aerial inspections of major overhead transmission lines from Monday, Sept. 10, to Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. The islandwide inspections are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, exact times and routes will depend on weather conditions. Inspections will be conducted in a […]

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Hawaii Electric Light Company crews work on bringing power back to Leilani Estates. Photo courtesy of HELCO.

HELCO prepares to re-energize portions of Leilani Estates

Hawai‘i County Civil Defense announced today that it is lifting the mandatory evacuation order for portions of the Leilani Estates subdivision tomorrow morning due to a pause in the Lower East Rift Zone eruption. Hawai‘i Electric Light, in partnership with Civil Defense officials, has been preparing to re-energize portions of the subdivision.

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HELCO's Hill power plant in Hilo. Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Power plants in Hilo and Kona trip offline plunging 28K customers into darkness Thursday night

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that customers in various areas of Hawai‘i Island experienced a power interruption last night. An estimated 24,000 customers (about 28 percent) experienced a power interruption at 7:43 p.m. when generating units at Hawai‘i Electric Light’s Hill Plant and Keahole Plant tripped offline unexpectedly. Automated load shedding operated properly while alternate generation […]

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Hawaiian Electric Companies’ software upgrade to affect customer services Sept. 28 to Oct.1, 2018

Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light will be upgrading their computer software at the end of the month, affecting phone, online and walk-in services from Friday, Sept. 28, to Monday, Oct. 1, 2018

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Electronic filing now available for solar water heater variance

The State of Hawaii has made several changes to the application process for a solar water heater variance, including a new electronic filing option and the addition of a $25 processing fee. State law requires all new single-family dwellings in Hawaii to be built with a solar water heating system unless a variance is granted […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii are unchanged from last week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.99/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.82/g, according to GasBuddy.

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HELCO outage affects over 40K customers as Hamakua plant trips offline Sunday (Sept 2)

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that customers in portions of Hilo, Kea‘au, Puna, Honoka‘a, Kona, South Point, Waikoloa, and Waimea experienced a power interruption this morning. An estimated 40,800 customers experienced a power interruption at 5:47 a.m. when a generating unit at independent power producer Hāmākua Energy Partners tripped offline unexpectedly followed by a combustion-turbine unit […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 3.1 cents per gallon the past week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.97/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that is unchanged versus last week to $2.83/g, according to GasBuddy.

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HELCO update on power restoration after Hurricane Lane

Hawai‘i Electric Light employees continue to respond to power outages caused by Hurricane Lane which was downgraded to a tropical storm late Friday afternoon. Hawai‘i County remains under a flash flood watch. Since Wednesday, about 9,500 customers around the island experienced a power outage, caused mostly by trees falling on power lines. Currently, fewer than […]

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