The Hawaiian Electric Company says power went out in some areas on Oahu Monday morning and about 65,000 of its customers were affected.
At around 9:50 a.m., a generator for an independent power producer at Campbell Industrial Park, AES Corp., went down unexpectedly. This is the single largest generator providing power to HECO at an 180 megawatt capacity.
HECO's computer systems automatically, and systematically, started shutting down power in some area to avoid a potential island-wide outage.
Power went out in parts of the following areas: Ewa, Fort Weaver Road, Mililani, Wahiawa, Pearl City, Pacific Palisades, Waipahu, Kalihi, Kailua, Kaneohe and Waihee.
As of 10:30 a.m., power is out for 5,520 customers. HECO does not know when power will be restored. Troubleshooters are going to various substations to manually reset them.
At 11:15 a.m., power was restored for all customers in Ka'a'awa. At 12:10 p.m., power was restored in Lanikai.
At around 12:30 p.m., all power outages were restored, according to HECO.
An investigation is underway into what caused the outage. The generator that went down went online in 1992.
Please call HECO's 24-7 Trouble Line at 1-855-304-1212 to report an outage.