Retrieved from the Star Advertiser newspaper website, author of the article that this information has been attained from is not disclosed, March 30, 2012.
Summary: Workers from the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) repaired a transformer that had malfunctioned, which they say was the cause for Thursday’s power outage on the island of Kauai. Spokeswoman for the KIUC explained that it is thought that the transformer malfunctioned as a result of an insulation breakdown that occurred at the Port Allen Generating Station. This occurrence would then lead the generator to “trip offline.” It was concluded that 25,000 members at the station were affected as a result of the accident.
The power outage took place at 5:15p.m. on Thursday, March 29th, and most locations received electricity by 10:30 p.m., however others in places such as Halelani Village Puhi, did not receive electricity until as late as 2:00 a.m.
For more information about the power outage on Kauai that occurred on March 29, 2012 visit the webpage where this information was found: http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/Kauai_power_to_be_restored_in_hours_after_island-wide_outage.html