West Hawai‘i Transmission Line Upgrades Completed

July 5, 2017, 11:26 AM HST
* Updated July 5, 11:28 AM
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Hawai‘i Electric Light Company has completed the final phase of transmission line upgrades along Highway 190 in West Hawai‘i almost two months ahead of schedule due to favorable weather conditions and the combined efforts of the line crews.

Work began in 2014 and was completed in four phases by crews based in Waimea, Kona and Hilo.

To improve system reliability and allow the integration of more renewable energy to the grid, crews removed and replaced aging infrastructure and upgraded equipment from the Waikoloa Junction (11 Mile Marker) to Ahikawa Street (33 Mile Marker) in Kona.

Hawai‘i Electric Light thanks the community for their patience and understanding during the project.

For questions or concerns,  call (808) 969-6666.

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