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Power restored to more than 6K customers after Maui outage

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UPDATE: 3:44 p.m.

Hawaii Electric reports around 2 p.m. today power was restored to approximately 350 affected customers in the Peahi to Nahiku area after finishing repairs to damaged electrical equipment.

Approximately 6,900 customers from the Pukalani to Hana area experienced the outage, but a majority of customers’ power was restored by 7:50 a.m., Hawaiian Electric said.

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Hawaiian Electric says it is working to restore power to 350 customers on Maui after an early morning outage.

The company also sent a correction to an early morning tweet that more than 13,000 customers were without power in the Pukalani to Hana area on Maui as early as 6:40 a.m. today.

Hawaiian Electric said about 6,900 customers in that area experienced the outage.

“Hawaiian Electric crews are currently working on repairs to damaged electrical equipment to restore a remaining 350 customers from Peahi to Nahiku on Maui,” said a Hawaiian Electric spokesperson by email. “Approximately 6,900 customers from the Pukalani to Hana area experienced the outage starting around 6:40 a.m. The initial report of 13,000 affected customers was incorrect. Mahalo for the continued patience and understanding.”

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