Tripped generator knocks out power
About 7,200 customers in parts of Kahului, South Maui, Lahaina, Kula and Kuau experienced a power outage around 11:45 a.m. Thursday when a generator tripped at the Maalaea Generating Station, according to Hawaiian Electric.
The incident triggered a load shed, which automatically interrupts electrical service to multiple circuits to protect the island’s electrical system from widespread damage, the company said.
Power was restored to all customers by 12:20 p.m.
The cause of the generator tripping is being assessed, according to the company.