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.