- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - It couldn’t have come at a worse time for college football fans in Hawaii.

As Hawaii native and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota led his Oregon Ducks against Ohio State in the first-ever college football national championship, the lights went in in many neighborhoods on Oahu.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (https://is.gd/6woHUx) Hawaiian Electric Co. began rolling blackouts Monday evening during the football game.

The first blackout cut power to about 14,000 customers in three neighborhoods during the game’s fourth quarter.

Power was restored about 20 minutes after the game, which Ohio State won 42-20.

The utility blamed the rollouts, in part, after a 180-megawatt power plant operated by independent power producer AES went out of service unexpectedly.

More rolling blackouts might be instituted Tuesday, too.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, https://www.staradvertiser.com

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