A plant at the University of Hawaii’s Botanical Gardens has shut down as the state braces for an electricity outage for the second day in a row.
The outage began at about 2:30 a.m.
Thursday and extended through Saturday morning.
The plant shut down power to all but one of the 6,000 people in its service area.
The utility said in a news release that the outage was caused by a short circuit in one of its transmission lines, which causes electricity to flow from the plant to the power grid when it isn’t being used.
The power outage has been a nightmare for some Hawaii residents who have complained about being unable to access the grid because of power outages that often last a few hours.
In the meantime, there’s no immediate indication of whether the outage will affect any of the nearly 4,000 residents who work in the plant.
It will be up to the utility to decide when the plant can reopen, the utility said.
More to come.