Power Restored to 3,000 MECO Customers

April 4, 2011, 3:34 PM HST · Updated April 4, 3:34 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Maui Electric Company offices in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Power was restored to some 3,000 electric customers in Central Maui this afternoon.  The outage began at around 1:40 p.m. and affected customers in Wailuku, Waiehu, Waihee and Kahakuloa.

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Officials with Maui Electric Company say the outage was caused by an equipment failure at the company’s Wailuku Substation.

MECO spokesperson Kau’i Awai-Dickson said the problem was isolated, and customers were brought back on-line at 2:49 p.m.  Company officials apologized for the inconvenience.

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