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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.com/power-outage-information.  A map there displays outages and updates periodically.

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.

11:09 a.m. Report: The 115-kv transmission line between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula has been re-energized, restoring power to Turnagain Arm communities.  A total of 2,149 customers were affected.  Details follow.

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.com/power-outage-information

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.

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