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Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. ("Hawaiian Electric"), a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) ("HEI"), today issued the following update in response to the lawsuit filed on Thursday by the County of Maui.
Hawaiian Electric crews made significant progress in the past 24 hours, restoring power to nearly all customers in the West Maui area today and working to bring electricity back to a remaining pocket in the Upcountry area.
THURSDAY UPDATE 4 P.M.: Lahaina area mobile substation energized to restore majority of West Maui by this weekend
By the end of this week, Hawaiian Electric estimates that 95% of Maui customers who lost electricity will have their power back on as crews work to restore the majority of customers in the West Maui and Upcountry areas.
Hawaiian Electric will be conducting aerial line inspections today from noon to 5 p.m. and tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to survey transmission lines in West Maui, South Maui and Upcountry areas, weather permitting.
WEDNESDAY UPDATE 5 P.M.: Power in Launiupoko to Olowalu, Upcountry area expected to be restored by weekend
Hawaiian Electric is aiming to restore power to a majority of customers in the Launiupoko to Olowalu area and Upcountry area by the weekend as crews safely rebuild sections of Maui’s electric grid.
Hawaiian Electric energized a second mobile substation in the Lahaina area today as crews work to restore a majority of West Maui customers by this weekend and continue to safely rebuild sections of Maui’s electric grid.
Power has been restored to one of West Maui county’s wastewater pumping stations as Hawaiian Electric continues to safely rebuild sections of Maui’s electric grid.
SUNDAY UPDATE 5:30 P.M.: Hawaiian Electric crews make progress with transmission line repair, pole replacements
The transmission line connecting Kaheawa Wind Power I to Lahaina has been restored in Hawaiian Electric’s continuing efforts to safely rebuild sections of the grid on Maui.
In coordination with state and county response efforts on Maui, Hawaiian Electric crews are working to restore a critical circuit in West Maui that serves essential services, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, along with a county wastewater pumping facility in the Lahaina area.
Hawaiian Electric is continuing to rebuild sections of the electric grid to safely restore service in parts of West Maui and Upcountry, focusing on critical circuits that serve businesses which provide essential services for local communities.