Two Planned Power Outages for Area
Two planned power outages on Monday, January 18th will affect residents of Highland and Pocahontas counties.
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) is planning an interruption in electric service beginning at 8 a.m. The outage is expected to last three hours and is part of the process of constructing new facilities at the Monterey substation site to serve Highland County. The rain date is Jan. 25, and all work that can be done ahead of time will be finished.
SVEC encourages members to take appropriate preparatory action in advance of the planned outage. In the days before the event, members who will be affected should receive a phone call notifying them of the need for this service interruption. Also, SVEC is contacting emergency personnel in the area to ensure that people who require electric service because of a medical condition are aware of the outage. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact SVEC at 1-800-234-7832.
Mon Power has scheduled an electric interruption for several areas of Pocahontas County, West Virginia on the same day. Mon Power regrets the inconvenience, but the work is necessary to help enhance service reliability in the area.
The interruption will occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., affecting about 1,400 customers in the vicinity of Durbin, Frank, Bartow, Thornwood, Boyer, and the Arborvale areas of Wesley Chapel and Pine Grove roads. No schools are affected by the outage.
Specifically, the work will involve replacing damaged metering equipment at the Frank Substation near Durbin.
Mon Power will attempt to contact affected customers by phone prior to the outage. In case of inclement weather or extremely low temperatures, the outage will be rescheduled for a later date.
Customers with questions about the planned outage can call Mon Power’s Customer Service at 1-800-686-0022.