Officials with Maui Electric Company say power was restored to all affected areas by 7:45 a.m. The cause of the outage was under investigation.
The move will allow greater access for residents to “net-metering” which greatly diminishes – or eliminates – electric bills for solar users.
According to the 2010 Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) annual ranking, Hawaiian Electric Company has again been named third out of 230 electric utilities nationally for the amount of solar power added to its system per customer in 2010.
Those in attendance will have an opportunity to brush up on emergency preparation, natural disaster preparedness, CPR techniques, and ocean safety.
The County of Maui is preparing for an planned strike at Maui Electric Company in which workers are expected to walk off the job at 3:30 this afternoon.
Oahu customers are the last of Hawaiian Electric’s customers to receive the new tiered electric rate structure already in place for Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light Company customers.
For the second time this week, a unit at the Maalaea Power Plant tripped offline, causing a load shed sequence
Several areas of Maui experienced temporary power outages this afternoon when a generating unit at the Maalaea Power Plant tripped offline.
Power outages reported in Wailuku and Waiehu last night were likely caused by an accumulation of moisture on electrical equipment.
At this time (9:20 a.m.) there is a small area in Paia without power. Crews are on site however access and flooding in the area is hampering repair efforts.
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