Maui Electric Co. began restoring power at about 8 p.m. and had power back for all residents 20 minutes later, said Kaui Awai-Dickson, MECO spokeswoman.
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
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