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HELCO power restoration update for 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (Jan 6)

Hawai‘i Electric Light crews continue to make progress on restoring electric service to customers affected by recent severe weather conditions. About 150 customers remain without power, primarily along the Hāmākua coast, Wood Valley, and a few scattered areas in Puna.

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HELCO power restoration report for 6:30 p.m. Monday (Jan 5)

Hawai‘i Electric Light crews continue to make progress on restoring electric service to customers affected by recent severe weather conditions. Today, repairs were completed in Ainaloa, Mauna Loa Estates, Orchidland, Nānāwale, Hawi (except for Beers Road), portions of Honoka‘a and Āhualoa, most of lower Puna, Pu‘ukapu, and most of the Volcano area.

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Monday evening (Jan 5) update on power and water restoration

A water restriction advisory remains in effect for Pa’auilo area customers. Although water service has been restored to Waiohinu and Discovery Harbor, the water restriction advisory remains in effect for area customers. Due to a main break on the South Point Road.

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HELCO crews working in Ahualoa making repairs Sunday, January 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of HELCO

HELCO power restoration update for Monday (Jan 5)

HELCO continues repair operations and at this time, it is estimated that customers in the hardest hit areas will have service restored by midnight Tuesday.

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HELCO continues to restore power to customers, Waimea outage may last three days

The areas from Lindsey Road to Ä€hualoa suffered substantial damage. Customers in these areas are advised to prepare for an extended outage of up to three days. Employees continue to conduct assessments in the field, and actual restoration times will depend on the extent of the damage to infrastructure. Crews have been working around the […]

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HELCO asks West Hawaii customers to report outages

Hawai‘i Electric Light crews have restored power to most customers in West Hawai‘i who lost electricity as a result of severe weather conditions affecting Hawai‘i Island Jan. 2 and 3. About 5,900 customers in the areas of North Hawai‘i and HamakÅ«a, as well as spots in Hilo, lower and upper Puna, and Ka‘u are currently […]

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HELCO offers tips for customers in power outage areas

The windy conditions caused trees to fall into power lines and break lines and poles. As power restoration efforts continue on Hawaiʻi Island, Hawai‘i Electric Light would like to remind customers of important safety information.

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Power restoration update from Hawaii Electric Light Company (UPDATE July 30, 6 p.m.)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company announces that power has been restored to all customers who experienced power outages caused by Tropical Storm Flossie on Monday, July 29, 2013. Gusty winds caused outages beginning at 10:53 a.m. and continuing through the early evening. About 12,500 customers were affected including customers in lower Puna (Kalapana to […]

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Tropical Storm Flossie causes power outages in Puna (UPDATE July 29, 2 p.m.)

Hawaii Electric Light Company has announced that fallen trees caused by gusty winds from Tropical Storm Flossie are causing power outages throughout the lower Puna area. At this time, approximately 5,000 customers are without power.

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Iligan on PGV steam release

MEDIA RELEASE At approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, Puna Geothermal Venture, tripped off line and experienced a steam release. The steam was released through the plant’s Emergency Steam Release System, which abates hydrogen sulfide emissions. Council Councilman Greggor Ilagan of District 4, went directly from the council meeting in Hilo to the PGV site […]

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Over 13K customers lose power after tree falls on electric lines

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) has announced that at 11:20 a.m. Friday (Jan 25), approximately 13,494 customers in various parts of the Big Island experienced a power interruption when a tree fell on HELCO’s transmission lines along the Hawaii Belt Road near the 27 mile marker.

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HELCO: Generator trip caused outage (Sept. 21)

MEDIA RELEASE HELCO has announced at 8:47 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, approximately 4,714 customers in Waikoloa, Waika, and Kuakini areas experienced a power interruption when a HELCO generator tripped off-line unexpectedly. Other HELCO generating units in reserve were immediately started and service to all affected customers was restored by 8:51 a.m. The exact cause of […]

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Scheduled outage in Ookala to perform repairs (Aug. 3)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company has announced a power outage is scheduled for midnight Thursday, Aug. 2 to 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3. It will affect customers in the Ookala area. The affected area includes: Ookala from 29mm on Highway 19 to Akasaki Camp, Niu Village, Kukui Village, Milo Village, Ookala Skill Cap Road, […]

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Power cut when Kamaoa Wind Farm trips off line

MEDIA RELEASE At 1:29 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 approximately 11,566 HELCO customers in the Kona, Waimea, Hamakua, and Hilo areas experienced a power interruption when Kamaoa Wind Farm tripped off line. Additional HELCO generation was started and service to all customers was restored within 3 minutes. The cause of the interruption is still under investigation. […]

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