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Congressional hearing on electric provider’s role in Maui’s wildfire delivers few answers

Posted on AllSides September 28th, 2023
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Lawmakers probing the cause of last month’s deadly Maui wildfire did not get many answers during Thursday’s congressional hearing on the role the electrical grid played in the disaster. Still, the president of Hawaiian Electric — Maui’s sole electricity provider — promised to gather and provide more details about exactly what happened Aug. 8, including when the power stopped flowing through downed power lines in Lahaina and exactly when the decision was made to trigger a procedure designed to ensure broken lines were not re-energized. The fire in the historic...

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