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Hawaiʽi Electric Light today proposed the first increase of base rates in  nearly six years to help pay for operating costs, including expanded vegetation management  focusing on albizia tree removal, as well as system upgrades to increase reliability, improve  customer service and integrate more renewable energy.

HELCO proposes 6.5 percent base rate increase

Hawaiʽi Electric Light today proposed the first increase of base rates in nearly six years to help pay for operating costs, including expanded vegetation management focusing on albizia tree removal, as well as system upgrades to increase reliability, improve customer service and integrate more renewable energy.

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To improve system reliability, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will conduct aerial line inspections of its major overhead transmission lines from Monday, Sept. 26, to Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.
 
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 Manuiwa Airways helicopter and require the aircraft to fly low and slow which may cause some noise disturbances.

HELCO to conduct aerial line inspections September 26-29, 2016

To improve system reliability, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will conduct aerial line inspections of its major overhead transmission lines from Monday, Sept. 26, to Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. 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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Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces a partial lane closure along sections of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) from just south of Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a (23-mile marker) to Makalei Golf Course (32-mile marker) from mid-September through December 2016. The closure will allow crews to upgrade transmission lines and equipment to improve system reliability.

Partial lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway near Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a for HELCO work

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces a partial lane closure along sections of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) from just south of Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a (23-mile marker) to Makalei Golf Course (32-mile marker) from mid-September through December 2016. The closure will allow crews to upgrade transmission lines and equipment to improve system reliability.

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HELCO restores power to customers in Paauilo-Mauka, warns customers about phone scams

Hawai‘i Electric Light has restored electric service to the remaining 20 customers in Paauilo-Mauka who were affected by high winds from Tropical Storm Madeline. Crews have been working since Wednesday to repair damage to utility poles and power lines caused primarily by fallen trees and branches.

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Power outages update from HELCO Wednesday (Aug 31)

Throughout the day, Hawai‘i Electric Light crews worked to restore power as quickly as possible to customers who lost electricity as a result of Tropical Storm Madeline. As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, approximately 235 customers in Honoka‘a, Kohala, South Hilo, Mountain View, Kurtistown, and Hawaiian Paradise Park are without power. During the course of the […]

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Highway 130 in Puna was closed due to trees and debris blocking the roadway from Tropical Storm Iselle Friday, August 8, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Hawaii Electric Light offers safety tips for its customers preparing for hurricanes

“Keeping our employees and our community safe is our top priority as we prepare for and respond to storms,” said Rhea Lee-Moku, public information officer. “We strongly encourage everyone to complete their emergency preparations and monitor local news to stay informed.

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Hawaii Electric Light provides safety tips about downed power lines

Hawai‘i Electric Light continues to monitor and prepare for approaching Tropical Storm Darby. High winds and heavy rains can uproot trees, break branches, snap utility poles, down power lines, and cause power outages.

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