Emergency repairs in Peahi area requires power outage tonight

Customers from Peahi to East Maui to be affected 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Parts of Haiku, 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and tomorrow 4 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Release Date: 12/8/2021

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KAHULUI, Dec. 8, 2021 – Hawaiian Electric crews will need to make emergency repairs in the Peahi area requiring a scheduled outage affecting about 1,900 customers from Peahi to East Maui, this evening, Dec. 8, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. tomorrow. Customers in the Haiku area can expect to experience an initial outage between 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight and again tomorrow morning between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Times are dependent on the progress of work involved.

For the safety of our crews and the public, electric service must be interrupted so crews can safely make repairs to a pole that was damaged during the recent severe weather events.

To prepare for this outage, Hawaiian Electric suggests the following:

  • Turn off and unplug sensitive electronic equipment such as televisions and computers to avoid damage in case of a surge when power is restored.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible during the outage to maintain proper food temperatures.
  • Have a backup plan and charge necessary electronic devices if anyone in your household works from home, participates in distance learning, or uses life support equipment.

Mahalo for your understanding and patience as crews work to make these urgent repairs to maintain safety of service to the area.