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Power restored after widespread outage from Manoa to Kahala

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 07:50 a.m. HST, Jan 08, 2014



Power has been restored to all Hawaiian Electric Co. customers affected by a widespread power outage this evening.

The first report of the outage was at about 7:45 p.m. Power was fully restored at 8:30 p.m. in affected areas including Manoa, Kaimuki, Palolo and portions of Kahala.

An estimated 20,000 customers were affected by the outage, HECO said.

HECO said the exact cause is still being investigated, but a preliminary review shows the outage started after an equipment malfunction at a Palolo electrical substation.







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rounddeworld1 wrote:
Well... There goes the homework due tomorrow!
on January 7,2014 | 07:44PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Only 45 minutes outage, and your mom was walking the dog, so the dog had nothing to do with it. Besides you were showering using gas to heat the water.
on January 7,2014 | 08:52PM
2localgirl wrote:
Hey, how did you know I was walking the dog? Saw a huge flash, like lightening, clouds reflected it, and then POOF! No lights!
on January 8,2014 | 04:52AM
SteveToo wrote:
And the reason for the outage?
on January 7,2014 | 07:47PM
localguy wrote:
Start with HECO incompetence. Then move on to shoddy equipment, lack of maintenance, poor planning, union rules. yada, yada, yada.
on January 7,2014 | 07:55PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
HECO (I bank at ASB, disclosure) was trying to use the equipment as long as possible, as much as possible, as they say a Palolo equipment failure was the cause. However we can't seem to think that maybe the work on the Punahou off ramp yesterday had something to do with it. Analogously, I sent my car in for a Safety Check today. It passed, yes!!!! However they said they needed to reline the brakes, so I took their word for it. Cost me an arm and a leg, though, however I believe my car, creaky as it is, would be able to last for at least 99 more years. I'm passing my car down the generations, you see.
on January 7,2014 | 08:58PM
Imagen wrote:
lucky descendants...
on January 8,2014 | 08:15AM
CriticalReader wrote:
Watch, they're gonna blame it on all the solar panels. They don't like those solar panels. They want to have pancho offed. More solar means less revenue for HECO.
on January 7,2014 | 08:27PM
lwandcah wrote:
Not true; they like those solar panels when they are in control of them. There is less investment, less service and maintenance and no fuel. Wait a minute, that all makes too much sence for it to be something HEI would support. I think you are correct, they don't like those panels.
on January 8,2014 | 04:51AM
CriticalReader wrote:
WHO CARES!??! They have a nice logo. It looks like a tattoo, only, nicer.
on January 7,2014 | 07:49PM
KekoaBradshaw wrote:
How much of our money did Hawaiian Electric spend on the fancy new logo? Wasn't the old one good enough? Is K. Mark Takai ( as in give $10 million of taxpayer money to the dysfunctional UH Atlhletic department) running Hawaiian Electric?
on January 8,2014 | 06:21AM
DAGR81 wrote:
Hawaiian Electric repair technicians are dedicated workers and often work under difficult and dangerous conditions.
on January 7,2014 | 08:02PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Yes, we never hear in the news of HEI technicians getting electrocuted, so I believe they have senior and junior technicians sent out to each job, so the junior technicians can take over later.
on January 7,2014 | 09:00PM
bowrain wrote:
Parts of Manoa is still without power!
on January 7,2014 | 08:16PM
marcdixon24 wrote:
Not all customers. Still in the dark in parts of Manoa.
on January 7,2014 | 08:18PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Then how are you able to comment? Unless you are using a SmartPhone.
on January 7,2014 | 09:02PM
ceny2 wrote:
BS, HECO!!! - our power wasn't restored till 9:23 p.m
on January 7,2014 | 08:33PM
Kealii wrote:
Wow you can tell the future -- how interesting! WIsh I could do that!
on January 7,2014 | 08:53PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Comments are sent back to the future, that is, if you notice, the time stamp is one hour behind. At the tone, the time will be 10:05PM.
on January 7,2014 | 09:05PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
See?
on January 7,2014 | 09:05PM
Kealii wrote:
Ah hsh! That's interesting --- and weird.
on January 8,2014 | 01:28AM
Imagen wrote:
Okay, let's see what happens now....................
on January 8,2014 | 08:18AM
bobjones wrote:
If HECO were the power supplier for the MidWest & Northwest, thousands would die in the cold regularly in winter. Here, any wind, any rain and power fails. Imagine HECO providing North Dakota!!!!
on January 7,2014 | 09:35PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Yeah. Why wait for ANY information, when we can form snap judgments without it and be condescending at the same time?
on January 7,2014 | 10:08PM
rockyhawaii wrote:
Yes, we should all know that power outages are quite unheard of in the Midwest and Northwest. Ask someone from those parts and you'll likely draw a blank. Power outage? My word, what in the world could that be? Can you spell it for me? LOL Seriously, I'm no apologist for HECO but it occurs to me that the vast majority of people who expect perfection of others are incapable of delivering it themselves. As they say, people who live in glass houses...
on January 7,2014 | 10:57PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Yes I been watching this storyline and when it first broke, HSA did not allow any comments. When they had more info, they allowed the forum to talk. HSA needs to do this f
on January 7,2014 | 11:21PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
... for all their breaking news to avoid their forum from jumping the gun with our comments.
on January 7,2014 | 11:24PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Bob please get off the alliie gravy train!!
on January 7,2014 | 11:19PM
hilopango wrote:
Hey, speaking of which, haven't heard from allie for a while...did she go back where she came from?
on January 8,2014 | 09:36AM
Kealii wrote:
Oh I don't know, HECO's track record of responding and resolving power outages compared to their counterparts in the maiinland is nearly second to none. There are thousands of customers this winter who had to endure days and some even weeks without electricity. Can you recall the last time a major power outage here lasted more than 24 hours because the problem exceeded their capabilities? Maybe they should have HECO's line crew tackling outages in the mainland. They'd probably get their power back sooner.
on January 8,2014 | 03:44AM
lwandcah wrote:
Are you kidding? Except for the occasional hurricane or wind, there is absolutely no comparring Hawai to the mainland when it comes to outages. The extreem weather conditions that the mainland crew have to endure make Hawaii look like the garden of eden. Whether it is severe heator cold, real windstorms, freezing rain, hail sleet or snow, forest fires and the list goes on and on, they are a world apart. You are talking about a completely different environment and there is no comparing the two.
on January 8,2014 | 06:50AM
MillionMonkeys wrote:
Must be something to do with Obama. Few years ago there was a power outage at the airport just as he was arriving at HNL. Now, he just left a couple of days ago.... Mere coincidence...??? I do not think sooooo....
on January 8,2014 | 12:09AM
KekoaBradshaw wrote:
I heard Nostradamus predicted this power outage. I saw it on the History Channel. Or wait, maybe it was the Mayans?
on January 8,2014 | 07:25AM
lokela wrote:
Probably will blame it on the wind or a utility pole went down.
on January 8,2014 | 05:22AM
lwandcah wrote:
No, it's an "act of God" so they are off the hook
on January 8,2014 | 06:53AM
Kuokoa wrote:
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah! Always blame HECO, right? Well, I happen to know that HECO has been trying for years to improve service in this area and replace and upgrade equipment at the Pukele Substation in Palolo Valley and yet the residents are the very ones preventing HECO from doing so. What is wrong with those people?
on January 8,2014 | 07:19AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Maybe "those people" don't want another set of lines running along their ridgeline. Seems to me that was always the issue. Now, there's no reason they can't "replace and upgrade equipment" at the Pukele sub -- SHORT OF MORE LINES -- and I can't see how anyone would object to that.
on January 8,2014 | 07:41AM
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