Aberdeen- Grays Harbor PUD plans to conduct a planned overnight power outage estimated to last about five-and-a-half hours on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. The planned outage is scheduled from 12:01am Wednesday morning (just after midnight) until approximately 5:30am Wednesday morning. The outage is necessary for crews to replace and relocate power poles along Highway 109 and to replace equipment as part of system maintenance along Highway 115.
Customers that will be affected are those located south of Highway 115 and west of North Beach High School (the high school will NOT be impacted by the outage). The outage area includes all of the City of Ocean Shores.
ABERDEEN, Wash. - The family of the lineman injured yesterday morning while responding to a power outage reports that he has been stabilized. 40-year-old Jason Johnson was injured when he came into contact with an energized power line around 7 Thursday morning.
Jason's family reports he is in good spirits and talking from his bed in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center. His family wished express their appreciation for all the support they have received.
PUD is responding to an outage impacting the Tokeland area. The cause and an estimated time for restoration of power hasn't been determined.
ABERDEEN - Grays Harbor PUD is conducting a financial analysis to determine the local impact of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) decision announced Tuesday to increase power rates by an average of 7 percent, effective Oct. 1.
"Grays Harbor PUD, along with many of our customers, opposed any BPA rate increase," said Rick Lovely, General Manager of Grays Harbor PUD. "While the increase is lower than the 9.4 percent BPA originally proposed, we believe any increase was unnecessary and will only further depress our already struggling economy."
In May, the PUD's Board of Commissioners decided to delay a possible 4 percent increase in the energy charge on PUD bills, saying that management's cost-savings measures were having a positive impact on the utility's financial condition and they wanted to see what the final BPA increase would be.
MONTESANO, Wash. - Grays Harbor PUD plans to conduct a planned power outage impacting about 300 customers located along Highway 107 and Highway 101 south of Montesano as well as a few business customers located in Montesano. The outage is scheduled for Thursday, August 30, 2012 beginning at 8am and lasting about 12 hours. The purpose of the outage is to replace 100 foot poles spanning Highway 12. Customers within the outage area are being notified by letter.
The outage will impact customers in the following areas:
- Certain businesses located immediately to the north of the Highway 12 overpass at the Montesano Main Street exit
- Customers located in the area of Highway 107 south of Montesano to the intersection with Highway 101
- Customers located in the area of Highway 101 from north of the intersection with Highway 107 to just before the Pacific County line, including the North River and Arctic areas.
Customers within the planned outage area are advised to protect sensitive electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, and microwaves by unplugging those items and leaving them disconnected until power is fully restored. In addition, customers are advised that the length of the outage (12 hours) is an estimate and power could be restored at anytime. Therefore, please take necessary precautions if there are plans to do electrical work or repairs during that period of time.