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HELCO reports power outages due to the earthquakes on Hawaii Island

At around 12:30 p.m. Friday (May 4) about 14,000 customers in Hilo, Kaumana, and pockets in Puna lost power due to the strong earthquake. Currently, about half of the customers have been restored and about 6,300 remain without power. Hawaii Electric Light Company crews are working to restore power.

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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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One lane was closed on Mamalahoa Hwy in Ka‘u, downed power line also caused power outage

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reports a downed power line on Mamalahoa Highway south (Route 11) between the 59 and 60 mile markers. Hawaii Police reports both lanes now open to traffic. HELCO crews are still on scene so drive cautiously.

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Rolling power outages due to lack of generation capacity on Hawaii Island

Hawai‘i Electric Light is asking Hawai‘i Island customers to conserve electricity use this evening (especially between 6-8 p.m.) due to the unavailability of three major generators. Rolling outages are occuring on Hawaii Island to distribute the shortfall of power.

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HELCO to schedule power outage in Honomu tonight (March 20)

Hawaii Electric Light Company advises customers of a power outage affecting all of the Honomu area tonight, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 11:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning, to allow HELCO personnel to safely perform emergency overhead line repairs.

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High winds lead to power outages, HELCO advises customers as winds continue

High winds impacted HELCO’s system this week, causing trees, branches and other objects to contact power lines. Various areas of the Big Island has been affected, including Waikoloa, Kawaihae, Lalamilo, Ahualoa, Kukuihaele, Papaaloa, Puna, and other locations.

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HELCO: Power interrupted in North Hawaii (Aug. 21)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) has announced that at 6:21 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, power was interrupted to 5,734 customers in the Kamuela, Kawaihae, Kona and Waikoloa areas due to Hamakua Energy Partners tripping offline. HELCO worked quickly to bring additional generation online and power was restored to all customers by 6:38 p.m. […]

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Downed utility pole and lines shut down highway, leaves Waimea residents without power

Police shut down Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 190) at Lindsey Road in Waimea so crews could make repairs to a utility pole and lines which came down Sunday afternoon. Police report that as of 7:38 a.m. Monday Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 190) at Lindsey Road is now open to through traffic in Waimea.

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Repairs complete to HELCO Kohala transmission line

Repairs complete to HELCO Kohala transmission line

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Hawaii Electric Light Company reports power was restored Sunday night to about 2,000 North Kohala customers. Power was interrupted shortly after 8 p.m. to allow HELCO crews to safely make repairs to the transmission line along Kohala Mountain Road. Power was restored to all customers by 11:15 p.m., HELCO reported. HELCO did […]

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A power shut-off is scheduled to allow HELCO crews to upgrade electrical facilities on North & South Kulani Roads at Hwy 11.
We recommend that refrigerators and freezers be opened only when absolutely necessary. If refrigeration or medical needs are critical, other arrangements should be made.

HELCO to shut-off power to parts of Mountain View Wednesday (Aug 31)

A power shut-off is scheduled to allow HELCO crews to upgrade electrical facilities on North & South Kulani Roads at Hwy 11. We recommend that refrigerators and freezers be opened only when absolutely necessary. If refrigeration or medical needs are critical, other arrangements should be made.

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Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) has announced that at 6:07 a.m. this morning approximately 26,286 customers experienced a short power interruption when Hamakua Energy Partners’ (HEP) generators unexpectedly tripped off-line. Customers located in various locations throughout the Island were turned off automatically to protect the rest of the system.

Over 26K HELCO customers lose power Tuesday morning (Aug 2)

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) has announced that at 6:07 a.m. this morning approximately 26,286 customers experienced a short power interruption when Hamakua Energy Partners’ (HEP) generators unexpectedly tripped off-line. Customers located in various locations throughout the Island were turned off automatically to protect the rest of the system.

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awaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) would like to remind everyone to  celebrate safely this Fourth of July.

Do not use metal ladders or poles near power lines. Keep any ladders, poles or tie lines  that are used to set up fireworks at least 10 feet away from power lines. Overhead  power lines are energized and could be dangerous.

HELCO urges people to use fireworks safely away from utility poles

awaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) would like to remind everyone to celebrate safely this Fourth of July. Do not use metal ladders or poles near power lines. Keep any ladders, poles or tie lines that are used to set up fireworks at least 10 feet away from power lines. Overhead power lines are energized and […]

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