SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii — U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii and Hawaiian Electric will conduct a scheduled power outage affecting a large portion of Schofield Barracks tomorrow, June 28, starting at 8 a.m.
Over the weekend, Hawaiian Electric crews identified a substation on Schofield Barracks that was operating at higher than normal temperatures. The outage tomorrow provides time for a thorough inspection and repair of essential components within the substation. We are doing this out of an abundance of caution and desire to identify maintenance faults early and before they become more disruptive.
Residents, businesses and base personnel should be prepared for the outage to last throughout the day, depending on the condition of the substation and the complexity of the repairs.
“We know this is short notice and causes a disruption, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation,” said Col. Dan Misigoy, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii. “We want to move quickly to address the situation to ensure safe, reliable service for everyone who lives and works on Schofield Barracks.”
During the outage, Bowen Child Development Center (CDC), Schofield School Age Center and Solomon Elementary School will be closed. Parents will be notified by their center’s administrative staff today. Helemano Military Reservation CDC will offer extra care as needed for those displaced from Bowen CDC. Center administrators at Bowen will contact parents with details. Solomon Elementary has Summer School in session and will notify parents about procedures and plans directly.
Until we have isolated and repaired the faulty components in the substation, we ask that personnel that live and work in the barracks, homes, and office buildings in the affected areas on Schofield Barracks conserve energy, which will reduce the load on the substation.
Considerations include using fans and limiting the use of air conditioning, postponing doing laundry, turning off unnecessary lighting, and checking that refrigerators and freezers are not on their maximum settings.
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See below map for the affected areas.