Thursday outages, generator related

KIUC experienced extended outages Thursday due to generation shortages.

From 9:36 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. KIUC members in Koloa, Wailua, Kapa‘a, and Anahola experienced outages due to a steam turbine generator trip. Back-up generation was started, and all power was restored.

At 10:58 a.m., a gas turbine generator tripped, causing loss of power to KIUC members in Koloa, Wailua, Kapa‘a, Anahola, Lihu‘e, ‘Ele‘ele, and Princeville.

Additional back-up generation was started, and power was restored to KIUC members in Koloa, parts of Kapa‘a, Lihu‘e, ‘Ele‘ele, and Princeville by 11:28 a.m.

Power was restored to Wailua, the remaining parts of Kapa‘a, and Anahola by 1:15 p.m.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience,” a KIUC spokesperson said in a release.

To report future problems call the KIUC, 24-hour trouble call line at 246-8200.


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