UPDATE: Another Brace Point power outage

10:11 AM: Thanks for the tips. 337 customers south of Fauntleroy are out of electricity again. The same area lost power for a day and a half back in May. It went out around 8:30 this morning and is again attributed to “equipment failure.” As we reported in June, the area is scheduled for major work to replace its underground cabling, but the project has been delayed until early next year.

3:04 PM: Still out. We’re checking with City Light about the repairs’ status.

4:41 PM: Here’s how she replied:

This is the same location as the extended outage back in May in terms of customers impacted, but the issue is in a different area of the underground system. Crews have found the issue and have begun digging to reach it and make repairs. We expect this work will go well into the evening, potentially longer, before complete resolution.

Also, as you may have noticed on the outage map, the number of impacted customers has dropped from 337 to 43. This is because we were able to reroute service in a way that restored as many customers as possible while keeping necessary areas deenergized to safely make repairs. Please be aware that once repairs are complete, it is necessary to temporarily deenergize the broader area again to switch power back to the normal configuration.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Another Brace Point power outage"

  • Frustrated July 9, 2020 (12:22 pm)

    This probably means I will have to throw everything out of my fridge and freezer AGAIN. I wish they would stop making these temporary fixes and just do it right. It also makes for a real pain trying to work from home.

  • CAM July 9, 2020 (1:12 pm)

    Tangentially related, but has anyone in and around the Junction been experiencing spotty Xfinity internet for the last two days? They acknowledged an outage yesterday but it has continued to be on and off since they said it was resolved. 

    • sam-c July 9, 2020 (3:00 pm)

      Our Xfinity WiFi was okay, but had a LOT of trouble with the TV cable Xfinity yesterday and the day before.

  • Wifi-less again July 9, 2020 (2:19 pm)

    It was longer than a day and a half back in May. For us it was almost 3 days. I’m so frustrated!! Our cellular service is so bad here so without wireless we are screwed. This city better get its s*+t together!

  • anonyme July 9, 2020 (3:36 pm)

    I just found out that due to some kind of outage in May, my solar has not been working for 7 weeks.  I just lost a hell of a lot of net metering during prime season.  Don’t know if it was electrical, the solar panel system itself, or router/Xfinity problems.  Never received an alert to the problem.  Lots of trouble with sketchy internet and streaming the last month as well.  I’m in Arbor Heights.

  • WSB July 9, 2020 (4:42 pm)

    Just got an update from SCL, added above.

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