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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 8.8 cents per gallon the past week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.95/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.3 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.83/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Fallen Albizia tree causes a power outage for about 11,700 HELCO customers

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 11,700 customers in the Puna and Hilo areas experienced a power interruption today. Power was interrupted at 9:59 a.m. Thursday morning when a large Albizia tree fell on to transmission lines and broke utility equipment on Ainaloa Boulevard. A private tree-trimmer was in the process of removing the tree […]

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NELHA secures $2M federal award to develop desalination technologies

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) is set to receive a $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies, which can reduce cost and expand the market for creating freshwater from otherwise unusable waters.

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 10.6 cents per gallon the past week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 10.6 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 fallen 2.4 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.89/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Partial lane closure in Kealakekua on Wednesday (June 20)

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a partial lane closure of Hawai‘i Belt Road (Māmalahoa Highway) between Pu‘u Lehua Drive and Hale Ke‘eke‘e Place in Kealakekua on Wednesday, June 20. One lane will be closed to traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for crews to replace a utility pole. Motorists are advised to drive with caution […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 5.5 cents per gallon the past week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.89/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.1 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.91/g, according to GasBuddy.

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HELCO customer care representatives available in Pāhoa starting Thursday (June 7)

Hawai‘i Electric Light’s Customer Care team will be at the Pāhoa County Council Office located at 15-2879 Pāhoa Village Road starting tomorrow, June 7. Representatives will be available to assist customers from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Thursday in June. Information on electrical safety, emergency preparedness, restoration, and customer accounts and billing will be […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 2.1 cents per gallon the past week

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.84/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.94/g, according to GasBuddy.

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HELCO to conduct power line inspections via helicopter June 4-8, 2018

To improve system reliability, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will conduct its quarterly aerial inspections of major overhead transmission lines from Monday, June 4, to Friday, June 8, 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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HELCO works to maintain power for lower Puna customers

Hawai‘i Electric Light continues with its efforts to maintain electric service for communities being impacted by the eruption and lava flows that began in Leilani Estates four weeks ago. About 800 customers in Leilani Estates, Lanipuna Gardens, and Kapoho are experiencing extended power outages due to the destruction of poles, lines and equipment.

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Lava flows damage more than 400 utility poles, power outages in lower Puna

The spread of erupting lava has destroyed Hawai‘i Electric Light equipment, causing outages in areas of lower Puna. Some of those outages may last for an extended time. Continued lava activity has damaged and destroyed more than 400 poles and related equipment in the lower Puna area. Where possible, power is being rerouted to continue […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 6.7 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 6.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.82/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.96/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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HELCO warns of possible power interruptions in lower Puna

Hawai‘i Electric Light warns customers that power interruptions are likely if the lava continues to advance toward Highway 132. The company has been monitoring lava activity and is ready to implement its plans to perform planned switching to reroute power to customers in the lower Puna areas.   This work will begin at about 3 p.m., […]

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HELCO sets-up customer care services in Pahoa starting Thursday (May 24)

Hawai‘i Electric Light invites the lower Puna community to visit its Customer Care team at the Pāhoa County Council Office located at 15-2879 Pāhoa Village Road every Thursday starting May 24, 2018. Company representatives will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays to provide information on electrical safety, emergency preparedness, restoration, and […]

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