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Hawaiian Electric disables some safety features to prevent outages

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2024
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WAIPAHU, Hawaii (KHON2) — Preventing power outages by turning off enhanced safety features is what Hawaiian Electric is doing in several neighborhoods on Oahu to stop underground power lines from faulting and shutting off electricity. Hawaiian Electric said recent safety upgrades to reduce the risk of wildfires have left some underground lines in Waipio and Waipahu a bit touchy. “And essentially makes those circuits more sensitive to these kinds of disruptions and triggers outages whenever it will sense something that that could result in a problem,” Hawaiian Electric spokesperson Darren...

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