As a part of Duke Energy’s grid improvements at Taylorsville Tie Station, another planned power outage is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 12, according to Robin Nicholson, Duke’s District Manager for Government and Community Relations. The outage is scheduled to begin around 9:00 a.m. and last approximately four (4) hours.
The purpose of this outage is to rebuild some existing lines in the area while ensuring the safety of the crews. In the event of rain, this outage will be rescheduled to April 14.
Approximately 20 customers will be affected by this outage, including the Alexander Rescue Squad. The affected homes will be located primarily along 1st Ave Dr SE with a few scattered outages on adjoining streets including Robertson MHP Dr, 3rd Ave SE, and one home at the corner of Center St and 1st Ave Dr SE. Affected customers should receive a phone notification approximately two (2) days in advance of the outage. Only customers with valid phone numbers listed on their accounts will receive the calls.
Nicholson said the grid improvement project will require additional planned outages, but Duke Energy will work diligently to minimize both the number and duration of these outages.