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Scheduled Outage in North Kohala on October 24-25, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE HILO, Oct. 3, 2019 – Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a scheduled power outage that will affect customers in North Kohala. The outage will be from 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. This temporary outage is necessary to allow Hawai‘i Electric Light personnel to safely perform […]

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PGV community meeting in Pahoa Friday (March 22)

Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) will hold its first community meeting of the year on Friday, March 22, 4-6 p.m. at Pahoa High & Intermediate School cafeteria.

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Road closure of Wainaku Street in Hilo for pole replacement Wednesday (March 13)

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a road closure of Wainaku Street between Halaulani Place and Pua Lane in Hilo on Wednesday, Mar 13. Wainaku Street will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to allow crews to replace a utility pole. Motorists are advised to drive with caution around the construction area and […]

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Public hearing date changes on HELCO rate increase application

The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission has postponed public hearings regarding Hawai‘i Electric Light’s request for general rate increases and revised rate schedules and rules.

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Partial lane closure in Kalōpā extended as crews are working overnight to restore power

The partial lane closure of Hawai‘i Belt Road in Kalōpā between mile marker 38 and 39 will continue overnight and through Thursday, Feb. 14. One lane will be closed to traffic to allow crews to replace damaged transmission poles and lines that were downed by gusty winds and fallen trees on Sunday.

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Crews work on repairing fallen utility poles and lines in Hamakua. Photo courtesy of HELCO

Lane closure in Kalopa continues as crews repair utility lines

The partial lane closure of Hawai‘i Belt Road in Kalōpā between mile marker 38 and 39 will continue through Wednesday, Feb. 13. One lane will be closed to traffic to allow crews to replace 16 damaged transmission poles and lines that were downed by gusty winds and fallen trees on Sunday.

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Partial lane closure of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in Kalōpā as crews to replace 15 poles damaged by the storm

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a partial lane closure of Hawai‘i Belt Road in Kalōpā between mile marker 38 and 39 on Tuesday, Feb. 12. One lane will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to allow crews to replace 15 damaged transmission poles and lines that were downed by gusty winds and […]

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Hawaii Electric Light power restoration update for Monday (Feb 11)

Hawai‘i Electric Light crews are working to restore electric service to customers impacted by last weekend’s winter storm. Gusty winds and fallen trees downed power poles and lines, causing power interruptions primarily in north and east Hawai‘i.

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Hawaii Island HELCO customers asked to conserve power Sunday night (Feb 10)

Hawai‘i Electric Light is asking Hawai‘i Island customers to conserve electricity use this evening. Crews are working to restore transmission lines that supply power from independent power producers Hamakua Energy Partners and Hawi Renewable Development to the electric grid.

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HELCO reaches out to customers who had payments in Hilo dropbox broken into

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company is notifying all customers who made a payment at the Kilauea Avenue drop box between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, about a security incident that may have affected their personal information.

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Thief steals payment envelopes from HELCO drop box in Hilo

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company is investigating the theft of envelopes from a payment drop box outside its main office at 1200 Kilauea Ave. in Hilo. Video surveillance shows a man prying the box open late Friday evening, Dec. 14. Customers who made a drop box payment at the Kilauea Avenue location between 2:30 p.m. Friday, […]

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HELCO requests 3.4% rate increase

Hawai‘i Electric Light Company today proposed an increase of Hawai‘i Island base rates to help pay for rising operating costs, including the use of new tools to modernize the grid and continue a comprehensive vegetation management plan to reduce outages. Rate reviews are required by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) every three years. The request […]

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Hawaii Electric Light to conduct aerial line inspections in December

To improve system reliability, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will conduct its quarterly aerial inspections of major overhead transmission lines from Tuesday, Dec. 18, to Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. 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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Puna power plant trips offline causing outage Tuesday afternoon (Nov 6)

Hawai‘i Electric Light customers in various areas of Hawai‘i Island experienced a power interruption this afternoon. About 5,500 customers experienced a power interruption at 3:15 p.m. when Hawai‘i Electric Light’s Puna Plant tripped offline unexpectedly. Service to the majority of customers was restored within five minutes and service to the remaining 1,600 customers, primarily in […]

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