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HECO ends call for customers to conserve power

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HECO lineman are shown installing a new electrical line to a home in Manoa.

Hawaiian Electric on Thursday night ended its call for customers to conserve power due to high demand in the past few days.

HECO spokesman Darren Pai said customers can resume their normal use of electricity.

“Demand for power did not reach the levels that we saw in previous nights, thanks in part to our customers’ support. We understand it has been another hot, muggy night and we appreciate the effort made to conserve electricity,” Pai said.

HECO customers were asked to conserve electricity between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and because power demand was reduced, there was no need for outages, the company said.

HECO’s system is being taxed by the high use of air conditioning as temperatures soar, as well as by light winds that have limited production from two wind farms on the North Shore.

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