BUCKHANNON — Mon Power has scheduled a planned power outage Tuesday, as they proactively make repairs on some equipment in the Century area.
“In order to allow our crews to safely make these repairs, we need to de-energize a circuit, which, unfortunately, will result in about 1,500 customers in the Buckhannon, Century, Lost Creek, Philippi and Volga areas being without power from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. But our goal is to get the work done sooner,” explained Mon Power Senior Consultant Mark Durbin.
Durbin said Mon Power recognizes that there is never really a convenient time to be without electricity. He assured that the company tries very hard to avoid power disruptions while making necessary repairs, to the best of their ability. Durbin explained, “Our concern is that if these repairs are not done soon, a more extended power outage could result. A planned outage ensures we have the right people, equipment and material in place to efficiently make the needed repairs, while limiting the inconvenience experienced by our customers.”
If you are a customer in one of the affected areas, you should have received an automated phone call from Mon Power. Durbin said these calls were sent out in advance to allow their customers time to plan their day accordingly for when the power will be down. External affairs consultants also notified municipal and public safety officials about why the outage is needed, according to Durbin. He added, “We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause, but the repair is needed from a safety and reliability standpoint.”