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May 13, 2018

Hazards remain as lava, shifting ground topples poles

Two poles damaged by a nearby lava flow fell on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision today, underscoring the need for continued caution around electric equipment even in areas where eruption activity has subsided.

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May 22, 2018

Hawaii Electric Light announces new Pahoa location for Customer Care services starting May 24

Hawaii Electric Light invites the lower Puna community to visit its Customer Care team at the Pahoa County Council Office located at 15-2879 Pahoa Village Road every Thursday starting May 24, 2018.

May 21, 2018

Maui Electric, Hawaiian Electric Companies Named Finalists for 2018 SEPA Power Player Awards

Maui Electric Company is a finalist as Visionary of the Year and the Hawaiian Electric Companies are a finalist in the Investor-Owned Utility category for the 2018 Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Power Players Awards.

May 20, 2018

Pine tree causes power interruption for North Kohala

Hawaii Electric Light reports that about 2,100 customers experienced a power interruption beginning a little after 5:30 p.m. after a pine tree fell onto and broke lines near Kynnersley Road in North Kohala.

May 19, 2018

Hawaii Electric Light develops contingency plans to continue to serve customers in lower Puna

Hawaii Electric Light is developing contingency plans to provide options for restoring electricity to communities in lower Puna that may be cut off by lava flows.

May 18, 2018

Extreme caution urged for people in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens

Hawaii Electric Light reminds the community that the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens areas are designated as a no-entry zone for its crews.

May 17, 2018

Hawaii Electric Light sets up web page for customer updates

Hawaii Electric Light has set up a page on its website for the latest information for customers affected by the eruption and for those who may have questions about billing and service during the emergency.

May 17, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies warn customers of fraudulent automated recordings demanding payment

Scammers are targeting customers of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, and the latest wave of scams is displaying the companies’ caller IDs and using automated recordings similar to those used by the utilities.

May 16, 2018

No-Entry zone established for Hawaii Electric Light crews in Leilani Estates

Hawaii Electric Light announced that a portion of Leilani Estates and all of Lanipuna Gardens has been designated as a no-entry zone for its crews.

May 15, 2018

Company prepared to respond if ash causes power interruptions

Power interruptions are possible due to ash falling on insulators from Halemaumau.

May 13, 2018

Hazards remain as lava, shifting ground topples poles

Two poles damaged by a nearby lava flow fell on Kahukai Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision today, underscoring the need for continued caution around electric equipment even in areas where eruption activity has subsided.

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