1,280 MEC MEMBERS WITHOUT POWER DUE TO UNDERGROUND FAULT

Published by The Bee News

July 21, 2022

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – On Tuesday, July 19, at 8:33 a.m., 1,280 Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) members experienced an outage due to an underground fault. The outage affected members near McCormick Blvd along the Highway 68 neighboring community. MEC’s substation technicians coordinated with a line crew to respond to the outage. MEC crews isolated the fault and used circuit switching equipment to restore power while the line crew worked on the repair. Power was restored to 1,066 members at 9:18 a.m., 183 members at 11:15 a.m. and the remaining 31 members at 11:27 a.m. Switching is rerouting power to restore electricity to members as soon as possible.

Outage restoration is very important to Mohave Electric Cooperative and every effort is made to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Please remember, there are many ways to report an outage. You can call our toll-free line at 1-844-632-2667, text “outage” to 55050 from a number linked to your MEC account or use our SmartHub application on your mobile device to report the outage. With proper notification setup though SmartHub, updates will come to you.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. Mohave Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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