HECO lifts electricity conservation request for Hawaii Island customers

HNN File
Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 4:57 PM HST|Updated: Mar. 15, 2023 at 5:17 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The electricity conservation request has been lifted for Hawaii Island customers and power is back on, Hawaiian Electric said.

The company asked customers to conserve power on Tuesday night because two large generators went offline unexpectedly and wind energy was near zero.

Officials said Hamakua Energy was undergoing repairs while a mechanical issue was reported at a separate generator.

Combined, the two units supply about 80 megawatts of power.

Officials said there were rolling 30-minute outages affecting thousands of customers.

They also said one of the generators came back online around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

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