Approximately 2,000 Maui Electric Co. customers in Pukalani lost power for about two hours Tuesday morning after a bird came into contact with power lines along Haleakala Highway, a MECO announcement said.
Power went out around 6:18 a.m. and was restored completely at 8:20.
MECO officials added that Saturday's power outage in parts of Kihei and Wailea was caused by technical problems arising from preparations for an interconnection tie-in with a transformer to accept renewable power from the Auwahi Wind project in Ulupalakua.
The project has yet to go on line. A spokesperson said construction of the wind farm is ongoing.
MECO said it is confident the problem has been resolved while the utility works to "add more clean, renewable sources of energy to our electric grid."
About 10,000 customers in South Maui lost power around 11:45 a.m. Saturday. Most of the customers had their power restored at 12:15 p.m., with all of the customers back on line at 1:30 p.m.
Also, Thursday's power outage in a small portion of Lahaina town, Olowalu and Launiupoko was the result of tree branches falling onto power lines on Mill Street shortly before 3 p.m.
Around 1,200 customers were affected until about 4:30 p.m., MECO said.