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September 06, 2018

Hawaiian Electric mobile app now shows where to find an EV fast charger and more

The Hawaiian Electric mobile app for smart phones now shows electric vehicle drivers where to find Hawaiian Electric Companies' fast charging stations.

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September

September 19, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies' Customer Call Center to extend hours before and after planned software upgrade

Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light will temporarily extend their Customer Call Center hours starting Sept. 24 to help minimize anticipated delays resulting from the companies' system-wide software upgrade.

September 14, 2018

Hawaii Electric Light partners with Hawaii County and customers to restore power in Leilani Estates

Over the last two weeks, Hawaii Electric Light crews have been working in Leilani Estates to remove damaged electrical equipment and poles, and repair and replace equipment damaged by the eruption and seismic activity.

September 12, 2018

Tropical Storm Olivia causes few outages on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Electric Light reports few outages due to Tropical Storm Olivia. Early this morning, about 100 customers in Honokaa 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 are open today.

September 10, 2018

The Hawaiian Electric Companies activate emergency response plans as Hurricane Olivia moves toward isles

As Hurricane Olivia heads closer to the islands, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are activating their emergency response plans, going through pre-storm checklists, and readying crews to respond.

September 07, 2018

Hawaii Electric Light preparing to re-energize portions of Leilani Estates

Hawaii County Civil Defense announced today that it is lifting the mandatory evacuation order for portions of the Leilani Estates subdivision tomorrow morning due to a pause in the Lower East Rift Zone eruption.

September 07, 2018

Hawaii Electric Light reports power interruptions

Hawaii Electric Light reports that some customers in various areas of Hawaii Island experienced a power interruption last night.

September 06, 2018

Hawaiian Electric mobile app now shows where to find an EV fast charger and more

The Hawaiian Electric mobile app for smart phones now shows electric vehicle drivers where to find Hawaiian Electric Companies' fast charging stations.

September 04, 2018

Hawaiian Electric Companies' software upgrade to affect customer services Sept. 28 to Oct. 1

Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light will be upgrading their computer software at the end of the month, affecting phone, online and walk-in services from Friday, Sept. 28, to Monday, Oct. 1.

September 02, 2018

Hawaii Electric Light reports power interruptions

An estimated 40,800 customers experienced a power interruption at 5:47 a.m. when a generating unit at independent power producer Hamakua Energy Partners tripped offline unexpectedly followed by a combustion-turbine unit trip at Hawaii Electric Light’s Keahole Power Plant. Automated load-shedding, which is necessary to protect the island’s power grid, operated properly.

August

August 31, 2018

Hawaii Electric Light to conduct aerial line inspections

To improve system reliability, Hawaii Electric Light Company will conduct its quarterly aerial inspections of major overhead transmission lines from Monday, Sept. 10, to Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

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