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Scheduled outages planned for residents in Kakaako, Ala Moana areas

HECO crews will perform underground work to replace needed parts. (Image: HECO) HECO crews will perform underground work to replace needed parts. (Image: HECO)
KAKAAKO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaiian Electric Company officials are urging residents of Kakaako and Ala Moana to plan ahead for several scheduled outages in the next three weeks.

The outages are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays for three weeks starting July 16. About 400 businesses and 2,500 residents will be affected by the outages, according to HECO officials. 

During the outages, HECO crews are working to replace coupling devices, known as splices, which connect high voltage cables to the circuits that supply power to homes and businesses.      

Other utilities have reported similar problems with these types of connectors, according to officials.

Without being repaired, the splices could be a reliability risk for customers, as well as a safety risk to crews that work in manholes.

"By replacing the splices before they fail, Hawaiian Electric hopes to resolve the problem with the least inconvenience to customers," HECO officials said, in a news release.     

Residents in affected areas can refer to HECO's emergency preparedness handbook for food safety tips and more.

Customers should note that outages affecting their business or residence might not affect neighboring customers who may be on a different circuit.

Those with further questions can call HECO directly at 808-548-7311.

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