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Power outages planned for Penticton as city completes electrical upgrades

Penticton electrical crews were busy working on upgrades to some of the city's electrical distribution networks yesterday, May 25, 2016.
May 26, 2016 - 6:30 PM

PENTICTON - With major upgrades to some of Penticton’s electrical infrastructure taking place over the next three weeks, expect power outages in several parts of the city next week.

Penticton electrical crews were out in force on Jermyn Avenue yesterday, May 25, as crews performed 'make ready' work on the lines for planned upgrades to a higher voltage, Penticton communications officer Tina Lee says.

Crews were replacing insulators, transformers and other distribution equipment in order to convert the lines to 12 kilovolts from eight kilovolts, Lee says.

Planned power outages are scheduled for certain areas of the city between May 29 and July 1. The power outages are planned to last six hours and are scheduled for daytime hours when most people are out of the house. 

Upgrades are being done in six stages, based on services in that area.

Residents can find more information about those outages on the City of Penticton webpage.

Map showing staged power outages planned for parts of Penticton over the next three weeks.
Map showing staged power outages planned for parts of Penticton over the next three weeks.
Image Credit: City of Penticton

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