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18,300 Lose Power in Widespread Maui Outage

October 2, 2019, 11:46 AM HST
* Updated October 2, 5:29 PM
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Update: 3:06 p.m. 10.2.19

Around 11:15 a.m. today, approximately 18,300 customers in various parts of Maui, including Hāna, Lahaina, Wailea, Haʻikū, Upcountry and Kahului, experienced an outage due to a loss in wind generation provided by an independent energy partner. This triggered a load shed, or an interruption of electrical service to multiple circuits, to protect the island’s electrical system from further damage. All customers had power restored by 11:40 a.m.

Update: 12:22 p.m. 10.2.19

Electrical service has been restored to all customers affected by the widespread outage on Maui, according to Maui Electric. Customers that are still experiencing an outage, please contact the Maui Electric trouble line at (808) 871-7777 or toll-free 1-877-871-8461 for Molokaʻi/Lānaʻi.

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Maui Electric is aware of multiple power outages affecting various parts of Maui.

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Crews are currently responding.  The Maui Police Department called the incident a “major power outage” saying it has resulted in outages to many traffic signals around the island.

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Motorists are advised to treat those intersections with outages as four-way stops and check in all directions before proceeding.

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