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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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ArcLight agrees to sell Hamakua Energy Partners plant to new HEI subsidiary

An affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm (ArcLight) focused on energy infrastructure investments, has signed an agreement to sell its 60-megawatt Hamakua Energy Partners plant for an undisclosed price to Pacific Current, a newly established subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI).

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Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a scheduled power outage that will affect customers in North Kohala. The outage will be from 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.
 
This temporary outage is necessary to allow Hawai‘i Electric Light personnel to safely perform maintenance and upgrade equipment to improve system reliability. The affected communities are Hawi, Kapa‘au and Halaula, as well as customers along Kohala Mountain Road between mile marker 6 and mile marker 9.

HELCO scheduled outage in North Kohala on September 21-22, 2017

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a scheduled power outage that will affect customers in North Kohala. The outage will be from 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. This temporary outage is necessary to allow Hawai‘i Electric Light personnel to safely perform maintenance and upgrade equipment to improve system […]

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Hawaiian Electric Companies submit plan to modernize island grids

The Hawaiian Electric Companies filed their Grid Modernization Strategy with the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today, providing a roadmap for building more resilient and renewable-ready island grids.

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The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an interim decision approving Hawai‘i Electric Light Company’s first base-rate increase in more than six years.

The approved interim rate will increase the typical Hawai‘i Island monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt hours by $4.98. Over the last 12 months, the average monthly residential bill has been $162.58. The 3.4 percent increase – $9.9 million in annual revenue – will help pay for capital improvements including grid upgrades and extensive vegetation management work that is credited with reducing outages and their duration during storms.

HELCO rate increase approved, first base-rate increase in over six years

The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued an interim decision approving Hawai‘i Electric Light Company’s first base-rate increase in more than six years. The approved interim rate will increase the typical Hawai‘i Island monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt hours by $4.98. Over the last 12 months, the average monthly residential bill has been […]

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HELCO to conduct aerial line inspections August 21-25, 2017

To improve system reliability, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will conduct aerial line inspections of its major overhead transmission lines from Monday, Aug. 21, to Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. The islandwide inspections are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. However, exact times and routes will depend on weather conditions. Inspections will be conducted in a […]

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