Planned power outage


Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Cookson Hills Electric has announced a planned power outage that will occur Thursday and Friday.


Customers receiving power from the Liberty Substation can expect to be without power from 9 a.m. to

1 p.m. on both days.


Cookson Hills officials released the following statement to help notify the affected customers and explain the process.


We want to remind our members of a planned outage on our system. The transmission provider that supplies power to Substation 14 (Liberty Substation) will be performing maintenance on Substation 14 during the month of October. The maintenance being performed requires the transmission provider to de-energize the entire substation in order to safely perform the work. This means members receiving electric power from the identified substation will be without power while the work is performed.


All members receiving power from Substation 14 (Liberty Substation) will be included in this outage. The maintenance is expected to take a total of eight hours to complete, which will take place over two consecutive days. This work will be divided into two separate outages lasting approximately four hours each day. Maintenance will begin at 9:00 a.m. on both days with power restoration anticipated at approximately 1:00 p.m., however the maintenance could potentially take longer to complete. Please be assured the crews working for the transmission provider will work as fast as they can to safely complete the work and get power restored. We have scheduled automated phone calls to help notify the members included in the outage. Members can follow us on Facebook and check our website for updated information on the outage. We urge members to take measures and plan accordingly during this outage. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding while the transmission provider performs the necessary maintenance to improve system reliability.


Please notice the substation listed above has a number associated with it. These numbers help our employees identify the substation locations. In an effort to improve communications with our members, we have recently added two additional pieces of information to your monthly bill. Beginning with the September billing cycle, members are now able to look at their monthly electric bill and see which substation and feeder number supplies power to their location. This new information allows members to determine if they are included in such things as a scheduled power outage and fiber-to-the-home construction.


KXMX News Staff


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