Empire Electric Association has scheduled an outage at its east Cortez substation from midnight to 2 a.m. Thursday.
The outage is necessary to allow EEA and Tri-State crews to upgrade equipment and perform routine maintenance. The upgrade will prepare the substation to accept power generation from the Totten Lake Solar Project. A mobile substation will be placed in service to maintain power delivery while the work takes place.
Phone calls will be made to services that will be affected Wednesday. For outage preparation and safety information, visit www.eea.coop/prepare-outage.
A second outage will occur from midnight to 2 a.m. March 30 to allow crews to remove the mobile substation and place the substation back in service. Reminder phone calls will made again March 29 for the second outage.
For more information, call 565-4444.