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Hawaiian Electric lays out initial plan for wildfire prevention power shutoffs

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                                Jim Kelly, vice president of government and community relations for Hawaiian Electric, spoke during a news conference Wednesday in Honolulu. He acknowledged that the utility’s public safety power shutoff program will be disruptive to customers, but said it is “the last line of defense.”
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Jim Kelly, vice president of government and community relations for Hawaiian Electric, spoke during a news conference Wednesday in Honolulu. He acknowledged that the utility’s public safety power shutoff program will be disruptive to customers, but said it is “the last line of defense.”