Area Towns To Experience Power Outage
KSAL Staff - September 27, 2013 2:34 pm
Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy have formally asked the Kansas Corporation Commission to approve a merger between the two utility companies.
Upgrades to a local substation will require a scheduled
power outage for the towns of Tescott, Beverly, Ada, Barnard, Westfall, Shady Bend and surrounding rural areas. Westar Energy will begin the outage at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30,
and expects power to be restored at about 7 a.m. Tuesday.
The outage is necessary so that Westar crews can connect service to a pipeline storage facility for the Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline.
While any power disruption is an inconvenience, Westar scheduled the outage for overnight to minimize the impact on local residents and
businesses. Affected residents were sent a written notice via US Postal Service.