Rolling outages avoided on Kauai, but officials urge residents to conserve

Rolling outages avoided on Kauai, but officials urge residents to conserve
The land the facility sits on was previously used for growing sugar cane during Kauai's prime agriculture period. (Source: KIUC)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative said it’s been able to avoid rolling outages for now following the repair of its third-largest generating unit in Port Allen.

“Rolling outages were a possibility, but that’s been avoided for the time being,” said KIUC Chief of Operations Brad Rockwell.

“The unit looks stable at this time but we continue to monitor it closely."

Another generating station and a biomass plant are still offline for repairs.

Officials had urged the cooperative’s 33,000 customers to prepare for rolling outages Tuesday afternoon. Outages are “unlikely” for now, but still a possibility through Wednesday.

Customers are urged to conserve until all generating units are back up and running.

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