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Power Outage Affects About 300 Local Customers

on June 27, 2012 - 4:26pm

DPU News:

Power was interrupted to North Mesa beginning at 9:18 a.m., Tuesday according to the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities.

An electric line operations crew caused a brief power outage to North Mesa while preparing to perform a 700-foot, 3-phase cable pull near the base of Pueblo Canyon.

About 300 customers were affected. Power outage status and notifications were provided to customers by 311 Customer Care Center staff and to online customers and cell phones via DPU’s Facebook and Twitter.

Power was restored to the area within about 20 minutes.

The 700-foot underground cable pull concludes the two-mile long Underground Cable Replacement Project, which started last year.

Undergrounding of this line improves the electric infrastructure serving North Community, Barranca and North Mesa.

The DPU operates the county‐owned electric, gas, water and wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities.

The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., and the public is always welcome.

Stay up to date with the DPU by subscribing to the monthly Board Meeting Recap via email, at www.losalamosnm.us/Pages/Subscribe.aspx.

The DPU is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, and has provided the community with these services for more than 40 years.

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