Power Restored to 15,000 in Kīhei and Wailea

May 9, 2014, 7:43 PM HST · Updated May 9, 9:30 PM
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Two generating units at the Maalaea Power Plant tripped off line at around 1:37 p.m. on 3/1/12 prompting calls for water conservation. MECO Maalaea Power Plant, file photo by Wendy Osher.

MECO Māʻalaea Power Plant in South Maui, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

An estimated 15,000 electrical customers in Kīhei and Wailea lost power at around 1:39 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014.

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Maui Electric Company says power restoration began 10 minutes later, and all affected customers were brought back online by 2:14 p.m.

Maui Electric crews are in the process of inspecting electrical lines and equipment in the area to identify the cause of the outage, said Maui Electric Company spokesperson Kauʻi Awai-Dickson.

The company apologized for the inconvenience caused by the interruption and thanked the affected public for their understanding and patience.

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