Chugach Outage Report Sunday Noon
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 16, 2012 - 12:02 p.m. - A few minutes ago a breaker at Chugach's O'Malley Substation open, cutting power to 766 customers.
A crew has been dispatched.
early reports follow:
6:11 a.m. Report: Wind and trees have caused some outages on the Chugach system this morning.
In Northeast Anchorage, 1,777 customers were out, some from about 3:00 a.m., but at this time power has been restored to most.
Smaller outages affected customers in East Anchorage, Oceanview and on the Hillside in the vicinity of Rabbit Creek and Goldenview.
Seward was separated from the Chugach system shortly after 3:00 a.m. Seward is a wholesale customer of Chugach that also maintains local generation.
Chugach currently has four crews on duty responding to outages and restoring service.
Chugach customers may report an outage by calling 762-7888 (outside Anchorage, toll-free at 800-478-7494). Customers may also report an outage by using the web-based reporting tool at http://www.chugachelectric.
10:12 a.m. Report: Communities along Turnagain Arm lost power a few minutes ago when breakers opened, de-energizing the 115-kilovolt transmission line between the Anchorage Bowl and Cooper Landing.
0951 line trips
0957 sectionalized, restored power to Girdwood and Indian
1002 sectionalized, restored power to Portage and Whittier
1015 restored power to Hope, Sunrise and Summit Lake customers
At this time, Chugach has crews responding to a handful of small, scattered outages in the Anchorage Bowl, but no major outages.
Chugach outage reporting
Chugach has added new tools to its website for use during power outages. These include:
- An web-based application that allows a member to report their power outage from the website
- A map that updates a few times an hour displaying current outages
- Preparedness tips and useful links
All this can be found at: http://www.chugachelectric.
Customers may also report their outages by phone by calling:
762-7888 (in Anchorage)
800-478-7494 (outside Anchorage)
Chugach’s Facebook page is not a place to report outages.
Posted: September 16, 2012