West Hawaii Transmission Line Upgrades Completed

Release Date: 7/5/2017

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HILO, July 5, 2017 - Hawaii Electric Light Company announces the early completion of the final phase of transmission line upgrades along Highway 190 in West Hawaii. Work was completed almost two months ahead of schedule due to favorable weather conditions and the combined efforts of the line crews.

Work began in 2014 and was completed in four phases by crews based in Waimea, Kona and Hilo. To improve system reliability and allow the integration of more renewable energy to the grid, crews removed and replaced aging infrastructure and upgraded equipment from the Waikoloa Junction (11-mile marker) to Ahikawa Street (33-mile marker) in Kona.

Hawaii Electric Light thanks the community for their patience and understanding during the project. For questions or concerns, please call 969-6666.