FRIDAY UPDATE 5 P.M.: Majority of customers on Maui have been restored

Second mobile substation to support Lahaina power restoration

Release Date: 8/18/2023

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KAHULUI, Aug. 18, 2023 – 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. More than 80% of the customers who lost electricity have their power back on. More than 90% of all customers on Maui have electricity.

Approximately 1,800 customers in Olowalu, Lahaina and some surrounding areas remain without power. Hawaiian Electric has begun contacting those whose electricity may be restored beyond this week. Crews continue working to restore pocket outages in Upcountry.

Fencing is now being installed for a second mobile substation that will support restoration for the Launiupoko to Olowalu area. Additional materials and vehicles, including two more bucket trucks from Hawaii Island, arrived on Maui to support restoration work. Hawaiian Electric has more than 400 employees and contractors actively working on Maui.

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