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P.O. Box 398
Kahului, Hawaii 96733
Maui Electric Company has been an integral part of the Maui community, powering the island's homes and businesses for over 90 years. Servicing the three islands of Maui County - Maui, Lanai and Molokai, Maui Electric is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaii ... more
The incident was reported at 6:18 a.m., and power was restored to all affected customers by 8:20 a.m.
On another note, a separate power outage reported last week in West Maui was caused by a palm frond that came down on power lines on Mill Street, Awai-Dickson said.
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After power had been restored, crews still did not know the cause of the outage."They've been in a mad rush since 4 o'clock just trying to restore.Now that the power's back up, they'll take a step back and start the investigation," Awai-Dickson said.At one point, officials went to investigate a report of electrical lines down near Kawela, on the south side of Molokai.They found only fallen telephone lines.Molokai's only power plant, a diesel-based plant, continued to run during the blackout.It was not the cause of the outage, which appeared to be transmission-related, Awai-Dickson said.