[4/11/19] Methow Valley Scheduled Power Outage

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From the Okanogan County Electric Co-op http://www.okanoganelectriccoop.com/ 

11 Hour Major Outage April 11th 
On April 11th, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) will begin the cutover to the new transmission facilities that will bring transmission redundancy to the Methow Valley. The Twisp substation is currently fed from the new Pateros transmission line and the Winthrop substation is fed from the old Loup line. Once the total project is completed, the loop will be completed and either substation will be able to be fed from either transmission line. Both substations will have redundancy at this point. 

As part of the process of finishing the loop and bringing redundancy to the Methow Valley, the work that BPA needs to do will require two outages on the Winthrop Substation. The first outage is the long one and it is currently scheduled for Thursday, April 11th at 7 PM for 11 hours. The scheduled re-energization is Friday, April 12th at 6 AM. Please check our website for possible updates. We will also remind members of this outage through our texting notification system. 

The second outage will be needed but has not been scheduled yet. 

Members served from the Twisp Substation will not be affected by these outages..