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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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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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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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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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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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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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HELCO power outage due to Keahole power plant tripping offline Wedensday (June 28)

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 21,000 customers in various areas of the island experienced a brief power interruption this afternoon due to a sudden loss of generation when a combustion turbine unit (CT5) at its Keahole Power Plant tripped offline.

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HawaiianTel outage in Ka‘u and Kona Monday (Nov 7)

Hawaiian Telcom reports that telephone, internet, and cell phone services, including 911 services, have been restored for the areas of Pahala through Hawaiian Ocean View Estates up to Kailua-Kona.

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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 has busy day fixing power outages

Hawai‘i Electric Light has been responding to outages due to high winds from Tropical Storm Darby. The majority of outages occurred on the east and north sides of the island and were caused primarily by fallen trees, tree branches, and tree bark contacting power lines. Customers in various parts of Puna, Hāmākua and Kohala experienced […]

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Power outage in Waimea affects 1,790 customers

A power outage was reported in Waimea at 9:30 p.m. which affected about 1,790 Hawaii Electric Light customers between Waimea Center and Lalamilo Farmlots. As of 10:20 p.m. HELCO reports power restored to the majority of their customers and they are continuing to make repairs to return power to all.

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HELCO says it should have enough power to avoid rolling outages tonight

Hawai‘i Electric Light does not anticipate a need for rotating power interruptions during tonight’s peak use period. Last night, rotating outages lasting about 20 to 30 minutes were necessary for about 26,000 of its customers due to a shortage of power generation when several generators experienced unanticipated problems.

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HELCO schedules power outage for North Kohala on November 11-12, 2015

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company announces a scheduled power outage that will affect customers in Hawi and Kapa‘au. This temporary outage is necessary to allow Hawai‘i Electric Light personnel to safely upgrade equipment at the Hawi Substation to improve system reliability. The outage will be from 11 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, to 5 a.m. on […]

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