STORM-RELATED EQUIPMENT DAMAGE CAUSES OUTAGE IN MEC EASTERN SERVICE AREA

Published by The Bee News

August 4, 2022

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – Monsoon season is upon us, and the eastern service area has been plagued by several outages this week. Equipment likely sustained damage from the previous extreme storms coming through our region. On Wednesday, August 3 at 7:51pm 2,339 members lost power for approximately 10 hours. This particular outage affected members in the Hualapais, Valle Vista, and Pinion Pine area.

Crews again worked throughout the night to replace the equipment. Once the breaker was closed, power was restored to all 2,339 MEC members at 6:25am on Thursday, August 4. Manager of Engineering and Operations Jerry Hardy added, “Our crews will continue to work at all hours of the night to restore power quickly and safely as possible. We understand outages are frustrating, but our team is always on call and MEC members are always at the forefront of our minds.”

Additionally, at 7:27am on Thursday, August 4, 55 MEC members in Bullhead City lost power for 46 minutes when lightening blew a fuse. Crews patrolled the line, replaced the fuse, and restored power to all members at 8:14am.

Outage restoration is 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 through SmartHub®, updates will come to you. 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 1,555 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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