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Planned Power Outages in Wheeler County
Start Time10/16/2018 11:00 PM
End Time10/17/2018 6:00 AM
Description
Earlier this summer the Bonneville Power Administration cancelled three of four planned power outages needed to conduct critical upgrades to its Fossil Substation in Wheeler County, Oregon.
 
BPA has decided to cancel the fourth power outage that was planned for early September.  To facilitate the work that needs to get done at the Fossil substation, BPA has scheduled two new power outages in September and October that are expected to be about 7 hours each. 
 
Upcoming Power Outages:
Sept. 12-13
11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
 
Oct. 16-17
11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

BPA cancelled the fourth outage and is scheduling the new, shorter outages in response to earlier concerns that the longer outages would pose a risk to health and safety, and fire suppression and response efforts.  The longer outages also could hamper summer travel and tourism in and around Wheeler County.
 
The new shorter outages will still allow BPA time to update equipment in the Fossil Substation so BPA can continue to provide reliable, low cost renewable electricity to its customers and the communities it serves.
 
If you have any questions, please contact John Tyler with BPA at 503-230-5116.
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