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Reminder: Power Outage for ALL of San Juan County tonight

September 15: Planned outage for ALL of San Juan County overnight beginning at 11:00 pm tonight and ending by 6:00 am tomorrow, Friday, September 16. This maintenance outage is being conducted by Bonneville Power Administration to test equipment at the Anacortes substation that feeds San Juan County as mandated by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). OPALCO crews will take advantage of this opportunity to conduct inspection and maintenance work on our system.

Members are responsible for their own equipment and OPALCO encourages all members to install surge protection to safeguard electronic, computer and other sensitive equipment and appliances. To prepare for an outage, members may want to turn sensitive electronics and equipment off at the surge protector, or unplug them completely – and keep a flashlight handy.  Click links for more information on surge protection, to learn how to prepare for an outage and what to do during an outage.