Power restored to Kauai after islandwide outage

Power restored to Kauai after islandwide outage
Here's an aerial view of the Kapaia Power Station and the Tesla solar storage facility. (Image: KIUC)

LIHUE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Power has been restored to Kauai after an islandwide outage Monday.

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative officials say a trip in the system caused the power outage just after noon, which affected 25,800 customers.

KIUC officials reported the outage around 12:30 p.m., saying the trip in the system happened at the Kapaia Power Station.

After the initial power trip around noon, power was supplied to the grid for around nine minutes thanks to KIUC’s battery storage facilities.

The cause of islandwide outage, which happened around 12:15 p.m., is still being investigated.

Around 1:30 p.m., officials said power was restored to all customers.

“Fortunately, KIUC has enough generating capacity in Port Allen to support the grid even if Kapaia isn’t available,” said KIUC’s power supply manager, Brad Rockwell.

This story may be updated.

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