UDPATE: Aug 10, 2015
Just in case there are issues with notices, Helene sent me the following information, downloaded from her Hydro account. Please note that SPN is NOT the definitive information source; BCHydro is. Visit bchydro.com/outages for more information. We are printing this as a backup, so if your power goes out in a couple of day’s you’ll know why. – Britt Santowski, SPN.
BC Hydro Ooutage Notice Mon Aug 10 2015 We will be making electrical system improvements in your area. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 6 hours. Where: Port Renfrew, Shirley, Jordan River and a portion of Otter Point (west of and including Blackfish rd) Outage Start Date / Time: Thursday, August 13, 11:00 pm Outage End Date / Time: Friday, August 14, 5:00 am Outage Duration: 6 hours To prepare for this interruption and protect your equipment from damage, please turn off all lights, electrical heaters and major appliances and unplug all electronics. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will restore power as soon as we can. Visit bchydro.com/outages or call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) for more information. Please note: only those customers receiving this notice (spn ed: from BCHydro!) will be affected. Due to the configuration of the distribution circuit, you will be affected but your neighbour may not be. In the event of adverse weather conditions or other related impacts, this power interruption may be cancelled or rescheduled. For the most up-to date status of your planned outage, please visit bchydro.com/outages.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Aug 5, 2015
A loyal reader just sent a notice to Sooke PocketNews that a planned Hydro outage will affect Sooke to Port Renfrew on August 13-14. Helene said that they were supposed to receive notices but nothing has yet been delivered.[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]We checked out the planned outages list on the BC Hydro website, and sure enough, Helene was right.
- Date off: August 13, 22:00
- EST Time on: August 14, 05:00
- Number of residents affected: 803
- Reason: To ensure continued good electric service, we are proceeding with system improvements. However, for safety reasons, it will be necessary to interrupt your power supply.
- Areas affected: PORT RENFREW, SHIRLEY, JORDAN RIVER, SOOKE (West Coast Rd. and side streets west of and including Blackfish Rd)
We must perform work on the electrical system to maintain its safe and efficient operation. To ensure the safety of work crews and the public, some of this work can only be done with the power lines de-energized, which usually means an outage for some customers.
We plan outages to perform work that either can’t be done at all or can’t be done safely when the equipment is energized.
By planning the outage and doing the necessary work, our crews can prevent a potential unplanned emergency outage in the future, where a part of the system unexpectedly fails or malfunctions.
Thank you Helene for bring us all this information!
- Outages on the BC Hydro Website
- Call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) or *49376 on your mobile phone to report the outage.