The Hawaii Electric Light Company will begin a project to upgrade utility infrastructure along a three mile stretch of the Hamakua Coast between Laupahoehoe and Papa’aloa on November 7.
PAHOA: Work is underway to remove the unique lava protection that shielded power utility poles as the June 27th lava flow entered Pahoa this time last year.
HILO: On September 9, Big Island Video News filmed a forum presented by the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce entitled “It’s All About Electricity: The HEI-NextEra Energy Deal”. All the major players were there.
HAWAIIAN OCEAN VIEW ESTATES: While in Ocean View on August 15, the Ka’u Community Development Plan Steering Committee heard from numerous residents who are opposed to a large solar panel project planned for 26 lots in the Hawaiian Ranchos subdivision.
HAWAII ISLAND – An estimated 30,000 customers experienced a power interruption this morning on the Big Island, the Hawaii Electric Light Company reports. At 10:20 a.m. (June 25) the power utility’s CT-4 unit tripped offline at the Keahole Power Plant in Kona, according to a HELCO media release. Automated load-shedding, which is necessary to protect […]
Henry Curtis, a 19-year energy veteran and Ililani Media blogger, shared his thoughts on the proposed merger between Hawaiian Electric Industries and Florida-based NextEra Energy during an energy forum in Kona. The $4.3 billion deal is being called one of the most important economic transactions in our lifetime.
The pending merger between Florida-based NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries has been the subject of a series of Open House events held across the islands
Two years after the Hawaii Electric Light Company issued a request for proposals to expand the geothermal industry on Hawaii Island… and after numerous presentations, debates and protests… the utility has finally made its decision.
HILO – The Hawai‘i Electric Light Company has made its choice for the company that will expand geothermal energy on Hawaii Island.
PUNA, Hawaii – The Hawai‘i Electric Light is announcing that crews have completed repairs to all major damage caused by the recent high winds that swept over Hawaii Island. Downed trees knocked thousands off-line when a storm system passed over the islands last Friday and Saturday. It took the utility days to restore power for all customers, especially in hard hit Puna and North Kohala.