Tag Archives: HECO

Hawaiian Electric Companies warn customers to “just hang up” on scammers


Hawaii News Digest, 10 October 2017, 0545 UTC, Post #15744.

Source:

http://damontucker.com/2017/10/09/hawaiian-electric-companies-warn-customers-to-just-hang-up-on-scammers/

Reporter:  Damon Tucker.

Accessed on 10 October 2017, 0545 UTC.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

The Hawaiian Electric Companies on Maui and Hawaii Island have started a month-long effort to alert subscribers about “a recent spike in aggressive phone scams targeting electric customers.”

Here’s what to look for if you receive one of these telephone scam calls:

  • “If you receive a call from someone saying they’re from Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric or Hawaii Electric Light and demanding immediate payment over the phone or via prepaid debit cards, it’s a scam.”
  • “If the caller says your account is delinquent and threatens to shut off your power immediately unless payment is made, it’s a scam.”
  • “If the caller asks to meet you to pick up a payment, it’s a scam.”

“Simply hang up if you receive such a call, and dial the customer service line that is printed on your electric bill or listed on your company’s website. Do not call the number displayed on your caller ID, even if it says “HECO,” “MECO” or “HELCO.”

For the latest State of Hawaii, Hawaii Island, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

https://prgnewshawaii.wordpress.com

 

 

Advertisements

Aiea Intermediate closed Monday due to power loss


Hawaii News Digest, 25 September 2017, 1500 UTC, Post #15654.

Source:

http://khon2.com/2017/09/24/aiea-intermediate-closed/

Accessed on 25 September 2017, 1500 UTC.

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

There will be no school today, Monday, 25 September 2017, at Aiea Intermediate School.  An unexplained power outage over the weekend has cancelled classes at the Oahu school until the issue is resolved.

Hawaii Electric Company officials confirmed the loss of power at the school, but said none of its equipment was at fault.  The Department of Education said “the location of the issue does not fall under HECO’s jurisdiction.

For the latest State of Hawaii, Hawaii Island, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

https://prgnewshawaii.wordpress.com

Power companies respond to solar farm complaint | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaiian Electric Co. and Hawaii Electric Light Co. are disputing allegations that they didn’t follow proper procedures in relation to a proposed plan for solar power projects that would generate a combined 6.75 megawatts at Ocean View.

Source: Power companies respond to solar farm complaint | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/power-companies-respond-solar-farm-complaint).

Accessed on 16 October 2016, 15:30 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Cameron Miculka (“West Hawaii Today”).

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Opponents of the 6.75 solar power project in the Ocean View area of Hawaii Island claim HECO and HELCO are breaking up the large-scale energy project into smaller operations to avoid strict bidding procedures.

An attorney for HECO and HELCO says the utility companies followed “all applicable rules and laws” and complaints against them “are based upon misinterpretation of the rules.”

In September, the Public Utilities Commission temporarily stopped the solar farm project while it reviews complaints from residents in the Ocean View area.


For the latest Hawaii Island, state of Hawaii, national, and sports news, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today!

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest