Customers in five East Maui communities will be without power this coming Monday.
In an effort to upgrade and improve the electrical service Maui Electric provides to the East Maui community, electrical service to customers in the Nahiku, Keanae, Peahi, Huelo, and Kailua areas will be interrupted, weather permitting, as follows:
Date: Monday, September 14, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Areas affected: Nahiku, Keanae, Peahi, Huelo and Kailua
Safe completion of the job will require an interruption in electrical service during this time for approximately 700 residential and business customers in these areas. Before the outage, customers are advised to please unplug all unnecessary sensitive electric equipment until power is restored.
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank our customers for their patience,” said Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui Electric. “For safety reasons, electrical power must be interrupted while crews work as quickly as possible to ensure reliable service to all of our customers in these areas. Such regular maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system is integral in keeping the lights on for our customers.”
As part of the project, Maui Electric crews will be conducting work at the recently upgraded Keanae Substation, which provides electrical service to customers in Keanae and Nahiku. In order to make necessary connections and safely transfer load to the upgraded substation, crews also need to de-energize existing 23 kilovolt power lines as well as upgrade multiple poles that feed electricity to customers in Peahi, Huelo, and Kailua.
Should the public have any questions about the Keanae Substation Upgrade Project, please contact Maui Electric at 871-7777.
UPDATE: As of 9:15 a.m., Maui Electric advises that all customers have been restored to electricity in the area.
A vehicle vs.pole accident around 2:45 a.m. today closed Lahainaluna Road between Kuhua Street and Pauoa Street with power lines down. At 3:07 a.m. today, Maui Electric issued notice that power to the area was lost.
As of 9 a.m., neither the road closure nor the “all-clear” on power restoration have been lifted. More details will be provided when they become available.
Motorists are advised to use Lahaina Bypass as an alternate route.
Maui Electric Company has resolved its issue which resulted in power outages in the Honokowai and Napili areas. The Department of Water Supply (DWS) is lifting restrictions on the usage of water in these areas.Residents and businesses in these areas may now resume normal water usage.
For those who may not have known what happened, a power outage in the area was first reported around 8 p.m., Sunday. A brief, emailed press release was issued by the DWS. At that time, they asked customers in the area to reduce consumption so all customers in the area would have at least a little water pressure.
The Department extends its appreciation to customers for their understanding and cooperation.
UPDATE: Power has been restored to all Waikapu customers as of 3:34 p.m.
Maui Electric Company would like to inform the public that the Waikapu area is experiencing a power outage. Maui Electric is working to identify the cause and restore electrical service as quickly and safely as possible. The outage was first reported at 11:37 a.m. today.
An update will be provided as soon as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding
UPDATE: Maui Electric reports that all Kahului customers have been restored as of 4:35 p.m. today HST.
Maui Electric Company would like to inform the public that the Kahului area is experiencing a power outage. Maui Electric is working to identify the cause and restore electrical service as quickly and safely as possible.
An update will be provided as soon as more information becomes available. Parts of Moloka’i – without power for a time earlier today – have been restored to full juice. Maui Electric thanks their customers for their patience and understanding.
After consecutive power outages on Moloka’i Monday – one at each end of the island – power has been restored there. However, in the “no rest for the weary” column – Maui Electric crews have been busy overnight. Many customers in Peahi lost power shortly after 2 a.m.
Maui Electrical service has been restored to a majority of customers in most parts of Peahi as of 3:19 a.m. Maui Electric apologizes for any inconvenience this situation may have caused. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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