Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials are advising White Rock customers that weather permitting, a short five minute power outage is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2.
In cooperation with the Los Alamos National Laboratory Line Operations, the brief outage is required to safely replace a faulty 115,000 volt switch at the substation.
Specifically, crews will cut the power to transfer the White Rock electric load from the T2 line to the T1 transmission line at the substation. With the T2 line de-energized, crews will remove and replace the faulty 115,000 volt switch. Once the switch is in place, the line will be re-energized without interruption.
Direct questions or concerns to the DPU office at 505.662.8333, 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. The Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers and welcomes the public. Funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, the DPU has provided the community with these services for more than 40 years. DPU@lacnm.us | 505.662.8333 or 311 | www.losalamosnm.us/UTILITIES