Xcel Energy plans short outage for Friday

Xcel Energy plans short outage for Friday

DUMAS, TX (KFDA) - Xcel Energy is notifying Dumas customers of a short, planned outage that will occur Friday night at midnight to allow for the safe repair of equipment at a key substation.

The Dumas 19 Street Substation steps down the voltage of the city's main transmission feed and sends power at a lower voltage to other substations across the city.

Operations personnel have identified equipment in the station that could fail and cause a long-duration outage if repairs are not made. In order to make the repairs safely, they need to de-energize the system, which will interrupt power service to the city at 12:00 a.m.

Xcel Energy officials say this should take no more than 30 minutes to accomplish, and the line will be immediately re-energized.

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