Frequently Asked Questions
The outage map is updated every 15-30 minutes. Depending on when the outage is reported and recorded in the system, the delay for it to be displayed can be up to 15-30 minutes. The Oahu outage map is updated every 15 minutes while the Maui County and Hawaii Island outage maps are updated every 30 minutes.
Yes. Even though an outage may be displayed in your area, please always report your outage if you are without power. Reporting the outage gives our crew information about your specific address, and allows us to ensure that we restore power to all those affected.
You can report an outage using our online form or by calling our toll-free 24/7 Trouble Line: 1-855-304-1212 for Oahu. Please call (808) 871-7777 for Maui; 1-877-871-8461 toll free for Molokai and Lanai; and (808) 969-6666 for Hawaii Island.
On the left-hand side there are plus and minus buttons beneath the menu button. The plus button zooms in on the map; the minus button zooms out. Double-clicking on the map also zooms in. You can also zoom in on a particular outage by clicking on it to bring up the details and then clicking on the "Zoom" link on the bottom left corner of the details box.
The outage map shows the multiple outages icon when there is more than one outage in the same area. The number of outages in that particular area is displayed over the icon. By zooming in, you will be able to see the individual outages and get detailed information.
These icons reflect the status of our response to the specific outage. The icons can tell you if we have a first responder en route or if our crew is currently working to safely restore power as quickly as possible.
The outage polygons are generated by the location and service area that is affected. If there is only one customer out, then you will not see an actual polygon but a small circle noting the area affected.
Most outages that have been reported are displayed on the map. For Maui County and Hawaii Island, some outages (especially pocket outages) will not be shown on the map because those counties do not have an Outage Management System (OMS). There is a 15-30 minute delay in the information that may be seen on the outage map due to timing of when the outage is reported and when the information is displayed online.
Outages for military housing will not appear on the outage map. The military is responsible for the electricity provided to your home. Please be sure to contact your housing management to report any outages or issues with power. After assessment, the military will contact Hawaiian Electric for any coordination of power restoration as it relates to our equipment if needed.
The "Find my location" button on the left navigation bar beneath the home button can be used if you have geolocation activated on your mobile device. By clicking on the button, your personal location will be marked on the outage map with a blue dot.
The customer count reflects the number of service addresses affected, not individuals. A single service address can be a household or it can also be a building like a condo. Just because the customer count may appear low, there could be many more individuals at each affected service address.