MONDAY UPDATE 5 P.M.: Repairs completed on electrical circuits in parts of Lahaina

Additional supplies to aid restoration arriving this week

Release Date: 8/21/2023

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Progress on transmission lines repair and pole replacements

KAHULUI, Aug. 21, 2023 – 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. Installation of the second mobile substation in the Lahaina area has also been completed, and crews are now working to build new distribution lines from that mobile substation to complete restoration to customers in the Launiupoko to Olowalu area.

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.

In Upcountry, about 50 customers are still without power. Supplies needed for additional repair work are expected to arrive on Maui this week, including 3,500 feet of specialized cables used in particular areas of Upcountry that is being sent from Hawaii Island.

More than 400 Hawaiian Electric employees and contractors from Hawaii Island, Lanai, Molokai and Oahu are on Maui to help with restoration work.

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