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Electrical fluctuations from virus fast forward Hawaii time


WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The electric company and the coronavirus are responsible for Hawaii residents moving into the future faster than other Americans.

Unprecedented declines in energy use and power generation during the pandemic created a slight electrical frequency disruption, The Maui News reported Thursday.

The deviation has resulted in several reports of electric clocks running a few minutes fast on Maui.

Hawaiian Electric says the reduced electricity use is largely a result of mass closures of hotels and other businesses across the state.

The economic disruption followed the imple...

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