7:47 AM: Thanks for the tip, For the second time in three days, more than 100 customers in The Arroyos have lost power. This one, like the previous one, is affecting 109 customers, according to the City Light map.
3:07 PM: We asked SCL spokesperson Julie Moore about the outages. Her reply:
The cause of these outages is equipment failure, a fault in the underground direct buried cable, though not in the same locations. As you know, with direct buried cable, it can take longer to locate the issue than with overhead, which prolongs the outage. With the current outage, crews have located the fault and are working on repairs. …
This is the system in the Arroyo neighborhood where we have an ongoing project to replace the aging direct buried cable with an underground conduit system, which will improve reliability. Once conduit installation is complete, estimated in the second quarter of 2021, electrical crews will install the new underground cables. This work will take up to six months to complete and may require planned outages; City Light will notify customers in advance.
Given these recent outages, we’re planning to send a message to those who’ve signed up to receive project updates by email this afternoon.
That’s just been sent. And Moore also noted that, as happened in the previous outage, almost half the customers have their power back.
ADDED: In comments, Stacy says power was restored around 5:30 pm.