BWL Power Outage Update

BWL Power Outage Update

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Dec 31, 2013


As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, the Board of Water & Light has 650 customer outages, down from 700 outages last night.
The BWL projects that full restoration of power to its electric service territory will be operational by 11:59 p.m. today, Tuesday, December 31. Full restoration of power means that service is available to all customers, with the exception of customers whose homes require repairs before service can be reconnected by the BWL.

The BWL has 32 line crews making repairs in the field Tuesday. In addition, there are 13 tree trimming crews, 3 Electric Service Worker crews and 9 spotter crews in the field Tuesday.

The current outage number does not include single service reconnection requests - customers who need electrical contractors to reattach masts, or customers whose electrical contractor has completed repairs and require permanent service reconnection by the BWL. The BWL has dedicated 10 crews to these service reconnection requests and are dispatching crews around the clock to complete.

The BWL Meter Department has expanded hours to accommodate electrical contractors and customers who need replacement parts, provided at no cost, to repair damage to meter boxes due to masts being pulled away from homes. The BWL Meter Department is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice, and is located in Building "G" at 1140 S. Pennsylvania.