Power Outage:  Oct 11 & Oct 20, 2021



Tri-State notes Truth or Consequences construction projects for September/October 2021

Tri-State to replace transmission line equipment in the city in two-phase, Sept. 27 to Sept. 30, and Oct. 11 to Oct. 20.

  • Efforts will include two planned, brief (three-hour) overnight outages Oct. 11 and Oct. 20.

(July XX, 2021 – Westminster, Colo.) – In its continuing efforts to provide reliable service to its cooperative customers, Tri-State announced today an equipment replacement project in Truth or Consequences, N.M., in late September and October, which will require two planned overnight outages.

Construction on roughly a two-mile stretch of a 115-kilovolt transmission line will commence Sept. 27 along Ash Street from First to Ninth Street. This effort will include multiple Tri-State construction vehicles, line workers, and traffic controllers. Crews generally will work from 7 a.m. MDT to 7 p.m. MDT Monday through Thursday.

The rebuild of the transmission line will occur in two phases, from Sept. 27 to Sept. 30th, and again from Oct. 11 to Oct. 21. Tri-State will be replacing four wood pole structures, and related cross-arms and insulators, during the two phases of daytime construction.

As part of the rebuild of the transmission line, Tri-State’s efforts also will require two additional nights of overnight work, with two planned outages for the city. These controlled outages will occur from 11:59 p.m. MDT on Oct. 11, 2021, to 3 a.m. MDT Oct. 12 and from 11:59 p.m. MDT on Oct. 20, 2021 to 3 a.m. MDT Oct. 21.  The planned outages will affect about 3,800 customers.

The Truth or Consequences Utilities Department provides electric distribution services to the city and takes transmission and generation services from Tri-State, a multi-state cooperative based in Westminster, Colo. Tri-State member Sierra Electric Cooperative Inc., based in Elephant Butte, N.M, provides distribution services to the surrounding areas of Truth or Consequences.

About Tri-State

Tri-State is power supply cooperative of 45 members, operating on a not-for-profit basis, including 42 utility electric distribution cooperative and public power district members in four states that together deliver reliable, affordable and responsible power to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West. For more information about Tri-State, visit www.tristate.coop.

Contact:

Lee Boughey, 303-254-3555, lboughey@tristategt.org

Mark Stutz, 303-254-3183, mstutz@tristategt.org

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