For second day, HECO lifts call for conservation on Hawaii Island
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - For a second day, Hawaiian Electric Company said customer conservation efforts on Hawaii Island helped the utility to avoid rolling power outages Friday night.
The utility said several large generators were offline for maintenance or repairs.
On Thursday night, conservation efforts also prevented the need for rolling outages.
Officials said by reducing demand Friday, HECO can ensure electricity needs are met.
Hawaiian Electric said two combustion turbine units on Hawaii Island are offline with mechanical issues. In addition, two units at the Keahole Power Plant are undergoing annual scheduled maintenance.
As of 7:30 p.m. HECO said one of the two turbines that had issues is now back online.
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