Monday, July 25, 2016

MLGW Ends Energy Curtailment for Substation 68 Customers

Temporary Repairs to Substation 68 Complete

MLGW has completed partial restoration to Substation 68. As a result of the restoration, customers served from Substation 68, which includes Arlington, Lakeland and a portion of Bartlett, can resume normal electric consumption between the hours of 3:00 and 8:30 p.m. The request for energy curtailment and concern of possible rolling blackouts has ended.   
The fire at Substation 68 in mid-July was an unprecedented event for MLGW. The dedicated and tireless efforts of MLGW employees who worked around the clock and the voluntary conservation efforts of customers allowed the utility to isolate the damage and complete partial repairs to the substation two weeks ahead of the originally projected August 8 schedule.   MLGW expects total restoration to Substation 68 to take up to six months.
While MLGW reconfigures the available electrical circuits from Substation 68, customers may experience temporary outages over the next few weeks.

MLGW thanks all of its customers for their sacrifice and patience during this time.

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