Kauai has island-wide power outage; KIUC assessing cause

Kauai experienced an island-wide loss of power on Thursday afternoon, grid operator Kauai Island Utility Cooperative announced.

“We’re working to restore power but it could be several hours before all members are restored,” KIUC communications manager Beth Tokioka wrote in an email alert sent at 1:55 p.m.

UPDATE: At 3:02 p.m., Tokioka emailed that “most, if not all” of KIUC’s members had power restored. The cause of the outage was still being assessed.

Earlier, Tokioka said the utility is assessing…


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