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Power restored to 65,000 on Maui; caused by high-voltage short circuit in Mā?alaea : Maui Now Search Search Play Chevron Forward List Circle Add Chevron Forward Arrow Up Facebook YouTube Twitter Instagram
Hawaiian Electric spokesperson Shayna Decker said a "high-voltage short circuit occurred at a substation in Mā‘alaea, which triggered generating units to trip offline." She called it a "highly unusual event."
Due to the overnight power outages on Maui, several schools will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
An estimated 700 customers in Iwilei, Kalihi, Liliha, and Moanalua areas are affected by the outage.
Power outage to 7,200 customers on Maui caused by generator tripping | KHON2 Open Navigation Close Navigation
LAHAINA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Approximately 7,200 Maui customers were without power Thursday morning after a generator tripped at the Maalaea Generating Station. The trip triggered a load shed, which Hawaiian Electric said stops electrical service to protect the electrical system from widespread damage. Around Noon, a power outage in Lahaina affected 3,930 customers. Power was […]
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The Maui News About 1,500 customers across Maui were still without power on Tuesday evening as Hawaiian Electric crews continued to respond to scattered outage
Along with losing power starting Sunday night, hundreds of Kula residents were without water after heavy rains swept through gulches, eroding water transmission
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.
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