180 Customers Lose Power on Lāna‘i

January 23, 2019, 10:11 AM HST · Updated January 23, 10:12 AM
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About 180 customers in the Mānele area of Lānaʻi experienced a power outage around 7:38 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.

Maui Electric Communications Specialist Sayble Bissen said the outage happened when a fault occurred at the La Ola Solar Farm.

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The majority of customers had power restored within an hour by 8:32 p.m.

A Maui Electric spokesperson said crews are assessing what caused the fault to occur.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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