Hawaiian Electric to inventory utility pole attachments on Maui

Release Date: 2/12/2024

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KAHULUI, Feb. 12, 2024 – Hawaiian Electric is taking an inventory audit of attachments on utility poles throughout Maui along with audits conducted on Hawaii Island and Oahu. On Maui, the inventory work will begin in parts of West Maui and Central Maui and then will continue to South Maui and around the island through November 2024.

Osmose has been contracted by Hawaiian Electric and will be in the field on Mondays to Saturdays. Osmose personnel conducting the audit will arrive in Osmose company marked vehicles marked with additional signage that states, “Approved Contractor for Hawaiian Electric” or on foot, and will be wearing an Osmose company branded hard hat and or vest. All field personnel will carry an Osmose identification badge.

Work will be performed at the pole(s) and no one will request to enter a home or business. There may be instances where Osmose may need to enter private property, like a yard, to access a utility pole. In these instances, Osmose will make their presence known before accessing the pole on private property. Electric service will not be impacted.

For questions about this work, call the Hawaiian Electric call center at (808) 871-9777 or contractor Patrick Kiesow at Osmose (973) 570-9077 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hawaii standard time.

On Molokai and Lanai, inventory audits of utility pole attachments are estimated to take place later this summer 2024.