City of Red Deer believes it has found source of power outages

City of Red Deer believes it has found source of power outages

Several parts of Red Deer recently suffered power outages.

On Thursday, at about 3:30 p.m., an estimated 1,500 customers lost power in northeast neighbourhoods. Power was restored within 20 minutes to about two-thirds of the customers.

As the source of the outage was being investigated, city crews located a piece of equipment that had failed in the Parkland Mall area.

Crews were able to restore power to the remaining customers, with the exception of Walmart and a nearby apartment building, by 5 p.m.

The remaining two customers had their power restored by 7:20 p.m., after equipment was replaced, says the city.

On Friday, at 11:30 a.m., a 30-minute outage affected the same areas.

Crew continue to investigate, but the outage appears to be related to an underground cable feeding the piece of equipment that was replaced a day earlier, says the city.

Crews have made a further repair and will continue to monitor and test the equipment.



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