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Outage Scheduled for Sept. 1 to Impact Avista and Kootenai Electric Cooperative Customers
Avista crews working to increase capacity and reliability of substation serving portions of Lake Coeur d’Alene

 

 

 

Avista and Kootenai Electric Cooperative (KEC) are advising customers that there will be a planned power outage impacting a portion of Lake Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The outage will begin at 3:30 a.m. and is expected to last until about 7:30 a.m.

 

Approximately 760 Avista customers on the east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene from Carling Bay south to Ogara Bay, including the City of Harrison and customers on Hells Gulch Road will be impacted by the outage. About 575 KEC members on the southeast side of Lake Coeur d’Alene and in the Harrison area will also be impacted.

 

The planned outage will allow Avista crews to work in a safe environment as construction continues on increasing the capacity and reliability of its Ogara substation. A second planned outage will be required in mid-September to complete the project. The upgrade is necessary to meet growing customer demand in the Lake Coeur d’Alene area. Some KEC members are also served from the Avista substation.

 

“We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers, as well as those of Kootenai Electric. We’ll work as quickly and safely as possible so that customers will have their service restored with minimum inconvenience,” said Bob Beitz, Avista construction manager.

Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides electric service to 353,000 homes and businesses and natural gas to 313,000 homes and businesses in three Western states, serving more than 492,000 customers. Avista’s primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Avista stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.

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Kootenai Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility in Hayden, Idaho. The Cooperative provides competitively priced, quality energy services to its members and is governed by an independent seven-member elected Board of Directors. Kootenai Electric has more than 22,000 member accounts in parts of Kootenai, Benewah, Bonner and Spokane counties.

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