- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaiian Electric Co. says it’s working on repairs to an out-of-service generating facility that caused the utility to ask Oahu customers to curb evening usage.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (https://bit.ly/1toqMRX) reports the utility over nine days has issued two notices asking Oahu customers to conserve energy between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

A HECO spokesman says its Kalaeloa plant has a leak in one of its oil-fired boilers that will take two or three days to repair.

Darren Pai says a successful repair will restore about half of the plant’s generating capacity.

He says the plant also has a problem with its connection to the power grid and repairs could take two weeks.

He says the margin is thin for supplying all of Oahu’s power needs without the plant.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, https://www.staradvertiser.com

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