Hawaiian Electric suspends disconnections for 30 days

Hawaiian Electric will suspend service disconnections for 30 days amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Service disconnections of both residential and commercial customers will be suspended through at least April 17, the company announced Tuesday. Depending on the situation at that time, the special assistance period may be extended.

Customers facing financial hardship are urged to call Customer Service so payment options and schedules can be arranged to help keep payments manageable. While customers will still be responsible for paying their electric bills, payment schedules and other options can help ease the financial challenges for those most affected by the COVID-19 situation.

“With everything that’s going on, and with the impacts to the Hawaii economy just starting to be known, we don’t want people who are struggling financially to worry about having this essential service interrupted,” said Shelee Kimura, Hawaiian Electric senior vice president of customer service. “We’re providing this special assistance by setting up payment plans and making other arrangements for customers who let us know about their situation.”

To make payment arrangements or for more information, visit www.hawaiianelectric.com or call (808) 329-3584 in Kona, (808) 885-4605 in Waimea and (808) 969-6999 in Hilo.

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