Major Power Outage Reports

Stay informed of the facts and details regarding major power outages affecting our members. We generally post outage reports within 72 hours of the outage. Reports are available throughout the duration of each month.

Listed below are this month’s major outages lasting five minutes or more and affecting at least 500 members.

April

Blaine (4/10/18)
At 9:59 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Airport Substation Circuit 24 recloser locked out, leaving 1,419 members in Blaine without power. Our crew was nearby switching the system in order to isolate Airport Substation Bank #1 for preventative maintenance. Prior to the outage, the load of Airport Substation Circuit 4 was transferred to Circuit 24. The total load was well within our loading limits for Circuit 24, but the increase in load appears to have exacerbated an already failing overhead primary connection and this ultimately caused the outage. At 10:07 a.m., our crew transferred the load of Circuit 4 back to its normal recloser, restoring power to 401 members. An additional 587 members were restored by 11:09 a.m. as our crews and operators continued to trouble shoot the issue. Once our crews discovered the failed connection they requested to de-energize the overhead line in order to safely make repairs, leaving 452 members that were recently restored without power. At 12:38 p.m., our crews finished making repairs and power was restored via SCADA to the remaining 883 affected members.


March

Baldwin Township (3/27/18)
At 5:22 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Baldwin Substation Circuit 1 recloser locked out, leaving 969 members in Baldwin Township & Spencer Brook without power. A vehicle struck our guy wire near the intersection of 104th St NW & 289th Ave, throwing it up into our overhead primary line. At 7:16 a.m., our crews had the guy wire removed and power was restored via SCADA to all affected members.