Substation Failure Causes Power Outage

ALBANY, Ore. — Pacific Power says it experienced an equipment failure at a substation Monday causing the power to go out for residents in Albany and Corvallis. Pacific Power says around 4:30 p.m. a substation in Albany failed, affecting around 30,000 customers. The electric company was able to restore power by 7:15 p.m. For continuously … Continue reading »

Road Project to Cause Temporary Outage

BEND, Ore. – A state and city road project will temporary shut off power to 4,900 Pacific Power customers in south Bend Wednesday night. Pacific Power says an electricity outage will occur between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday while crews move overhead wires on Highway 97, Third Street and Murphy Road. The outage … Continue reading »

Electric Meter Vandalism a Safety Issue

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The vandalism of electric meters in downtown Corvallis is posing some safety concerns, and Pacific Power is now offering a reward for the help in prosecuting those involved. Pacific Power says over 150 electric meters in downtown Corvallis have been damaged. Doris Johnston, the Regional Community Manager with the company, says the vandalism … Continue reading »