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Power outage details from PUC: 13,000-plus affected

Tuesday, April 23, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

PUC POWER OUTAGE NOTICE

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Power Interruption in progress

This is a description of an unplanned power interruption(s) that is currently affecting PUC Distribution customers in Sault Ste. Marie.

If you have any information leading to the cause of the outage or other concerns please call the PUC emergency number at 759-6555.

Interruption date:  April 23, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.

Customers affected: 13,134

Number of customers restored:

1,067 restored at: 12:46 p.m.

976 restored at: 12:50 p.m.

1,096 restored at: 12:52 p.m.

69 restored at: 1:18 p.m.

2,889 restored at: 1:28 p.m.

182 restored at: 1:29 p.m.

3,007 restored at: 1:30 p.m.

985 restored at: 1:39 p.m.

822 restored at: 1:40 p.m.

774 restored at: 1:41 p.m.

1,265 restored at: 1:42 p.m.

Customers remaining off: 2

Cause of interruption: equipment failure - high voltage breaker failure

Description of area involved: east end and central areas

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Greyhoundssuck 4/23/2013 2:58:21 PM Report

P.U.C. stands for "Please Use Candles"
sootodayreader 4/23/2013 3:13:20 PM Report

Lol, that was a good one
allieishere 4/23/2013 3:13:54 PM Report

was back on in the blink of an eye ;) thanks guys, very speedy restore
Brianne 4/23/2013 3:14:44 PM Report

wow, one high voltage breaker affected that many homes and businesss ?
Peter D. 4/23/2013 3:26:35 PM Report

Years ago PUC used to do preventative maintenance on their equipment and we had one or two power failures per year, usually during storms. Now they wait for the equipment to fail before replacing it (saves money for new buildings and severance packages). Can you imagine what would happen if the airline companies adopted the same practices.
FunMan 4/23/2013 4:01:35 PM Report

If City Council didn't take a $2.5 Million dividend from the PUC every year then the PUC would have the funds to do preventative maintenance.

Your City Councillors are the ones to blame for bleeding off the PUC's funds.
Stevie-E 4/23/2013 4:07:27 PM Report

Hey Pete

Times have changed. Ever consider that the loads on these breakers have increased because of demand increase? How about increase in labour and insurance costs? It's less expensive to take a reactive approach rather than routine "Preventive Maintenance" on some components that are an easy and quick fix.

Did you ever think that the PUC is losing money everytime there is an outage?

People use more electricity now than ever before. All these complaints about the new building are getting old. Give it a rest.
Sam C 4/23/2013 5:00:16 PM Report

Well said, Stevie-E.
scottstewy123 4/23/2013 5:45:33 PM Report

Hey FunMan not every counseller voted for the building Manzo votes against every budget.
Alystr 4/23/2013 6:56:49 PM Report

Pretty
Useless
Company
coronasoo 4/23/2013 7:20:59 PM Report

Hey stevie...EXACTLY times have changed..perhaps the PUC should keep up with it....They are a joke, constantly raising our rates, changing our water to a swimming pool...With the amount of money I pay for PUC...my lights had better not even flicker!
kodi1 4/23/2013 9:28:16 PM Report

Hey PUC its time to spend your money on new subtstation equipment and maintance test equipment,its a Doble tester.Ring collar test is helpful to prevent HV bushing failures.I wish your substations looked as good as your office building. LOL
guestwho 4/24/2013 6:39:32 PM Report

If you have any information leading to the cause of the outage or other concerns please call the PUC emergency number at 759-6555.
Seriously,you want us to tell you what the cause was????Don`t you guys know??
Gater 4/25/2013 1:24:59 PM Report

The PUC could have called over to Country Style and got the Algoma Power Workers to come and help with the restoration of Service..
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