BIRDS CAUSE OUTAGE IN MEC WESTERN SERVICE AREA

Published by The Bee News

October 3, 2023

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – On Tuesday, October 3 at 2:48 p.m., a swarm of birds flew into
Mohave Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) substation area in Willow Valley. A few birds made
contact with electric equipment causing an outage for 2,776 MEC members. This outage affected
members across Willow and Mohave Valley, as well as the southern Fort Mohave. MEC crews
responded, replaced the damaged equipment, and restored power to the majority of members at
4:14 p.m. After further repairs, the remaining 46 members were restored at 5:49 p.m.
Outage restoration is important to Mohave Electric Cooperative. 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. You can also track outages on our website at:
https://www.mohaveelectric.com/outage-center/

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 1,570 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.

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