LAHAINA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Approximately 7,200 Maui customers were without power Thursday morning after a generator tripped at the Maalaea Generating Station.

The trip triggered a load shed, which Hawaiian Electric said stops electrical service to protect the electrical system from widespread damage.

Around Noon, a power outage in Lahaina affected 3,930 customers. Power was restored shortly after.

Maui County Hawaiian Electric tweeted at Noon that there were pockets of power outages in Kahului, parts of South Maui, Lahaina, Kula and Kuau.

A secondary Tweet at 12:20 p.m. reported that power had been restored to all customers.

The cause of the generator tripping is being investigated.

Customers who need to report an outage can call (808) 871-7777.