The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will have a planned power outage affecting the Wartburg substation Sunday, May 23, 2021 starting at 12:01 a.m. and is expected to last approximately 4 hours.
Plateau Electric Cooperative along with TVA has been making system improvements in the Morgan County area for the past two years. Those improvements made by PEC were $1.2 million in upgrades to the Wartburg substation which included doubling the capacity of the substation. TVA’s investment in the new Rugby substation was $19 million and allowed a loop feed for Morgan County power customers to help reduce outage durations. Currently, TVA is investing $6 million in automated transmission equipment to allow for faster restoration times in the event of power disruptions.
This action is necessary to further the installation of switches and motor operated disconnects at the Wartburg substation. Once complete, the loop feed will be fully implemented and reduce restoration time since they are remotely operated, thereby allowing the substation to be fed from either side of the loop and the trouble area isolated.
Those areas affected by this planned power outage includes the City of Wartburg, Potter’s Falls, Catoosa, Gobey, Genesis Road, Montgomery Road, Highway 62 to Napa Auto Parts, Highway 27 South to the Wartburg waste water treatment plant, Lancing, and Highway 27 North to Anna Del Road.
Plateau Electric Cooperative apologizes for the inconvenience but are working to improve the system to better serve their members.
The outage may be postponed because of adverse weather conditions or unexpected issues.