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Lightning causes power outages on Hawai‘i Island

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that customers in north and east Hawai‘i experienced power outages caused by thunderstorms impacting Hawai‘i Island this weekend. About 2,100 customers in North Kohala experienced an extended power outage Saturday evening. The outage began at about 5:40 p.m. and was necessary to allow crews to make temporary repairs to two transmission […]

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Proposed tax cut may provide savings for HELCO customers

Hawai‘i Electric Light customers will see lower electric bills if a rate adjustment proposal submitted to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is approved. The proposal will lower the typical bill for a Hawai‘i Island residential customer using 500 kilowatt hours by $4.97 a month. The effective date of the new rate will be determined by […]

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HELCO to conduct aerial line inspections March 12-16, 2018

To improve system reliability, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will conduct aerial line inspections of its major overhead transmission lines from Monday, March 12, to Friday, March 16, 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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The Hawaiian Electric Companies get the go-ahead on grid modernization plans

Regulators have approved for implementation the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ multi-year grid modernization strategy, paving the way for upgrades that will create renewable-ready island grids and improve reliability.

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The Hawaiian Electric Companies urge fireworks safety during New Year celebrations

As tens of thousands of residents plan to ring in 2018 with fireworks, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light would like to urge caution and offer these safety tips: Carefully set up and use fireworks in an area clear of overhead power lines. Do not string fireworks on utility poles. Ensure a 10-foot […]

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HELCO crews work to restore power to Hawaii Island customers

Hawai‘i Electric Light crews continue to safely restore service to customers who lost electricity as a result of windy conditions affecting Hawai‘i Island yesterday. The majority of the outages were caused by fallen trees that downed power lines.

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HELCO offers energy saving tips for the holiday season

The holidays are a magical and special time of the year when we decorate, prepare sweet and savory home-cooked meals, and welcome guests to our homes. As you celebrate the holiday season with family and friends, Hawaiʻi Electric Light offers practical tips to help make your celebrations safe and festive.

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Hawaiian Electric offers ‘Energy Gift’ option to pay bills for others

This holiday season, consider giving family members and friends – or anyone in need – a payment toward their electric bills by using the ʻOhana Energy Gift Program offered by Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light.

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Wednesday (Nov 15) is Utility Scam Awareness Day

Utilities United Against Scams and the Hawaiian Electric Companies are marking the second annual Utility Scam Awareness Day today by educating electric customers about aggressive phone scammers.

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Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 4,600 customers in various parts of Hawai‘i Island experienced power interruptions caused by heavy rain, lightning and breezy weather conditions that are impacting the state of Hawai‘i.
 
As of early Tuesday afternoon, about 250 customers are without power in Kailua-Kona, lower Puna, Volcano, Ka‘u, and along the Hāmākua Coast.

Storm knocks out power to 4,600 customers on Hawaii Island

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 4,600 customers in various parts of Hawai‘i Island experienced power interruptions caused by heavy rain, lightning and breezy weather conditions that are impacting the state of Hawai‘i. As of early Tuesday afternoon, about 250 customers are without power in Kailua-Kona, lower Puna, Volcano, Ka‘u, and along the Hāmākua Coast.

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Hawaiian Electric seeks renewable energy projects in 2018

To continue their progress toward achieving Hawai‘i’s clean energy goals, the Hawaiian Electric Companies plan to seek new renewable energy projects for O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i Island beginning in early 2018.

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Hawaiian Electric Companies urges customers to “Just hang up!” on scammers

Just hang up! That’s what the Hawaiian Electric Companies recommend as they begin a month-long campaign to alert customers about a recent spike in aggressive phone scams targeting electric customers.

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Hawai‘i Electric Light announces construction work along Banyan Drive between Banyan Way and Lihiwai Street in Hilo from October 10 to December 29, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays.

HELCO to perform work on Banyan Drive beginning Tuesday (Oct 10)

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces construction work along Banyan Drive between Banyan Way and Lihiwai Street in Hilo from October 10 to December 29, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays.

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Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 2,000 customers in North Kohala experienced a power outage last night. The outage occurred at 7:44 p.m. and service was restored at 9:58 p.m. The area was experiencing strong winds at the time the outage occurred.

About 2,000 HELCO customers lose power in North Kohala Thursday (Oct 5)

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 2,000 customers in North Kohala experienced a power outage last night. The outage occurred at 7:44 p.m. and service was restored at 9:58 p.m. The area was experiencing strong winds at the time the outage occurred.

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