[SEPTEMBER 22, 23 11:58 AM]: Important Update: Enhanced Safety Measures During High Winds
We want to inform our members about potential power outages due to the increased sensitivity levels on the system. Tomorrow, on Sunday, September 22, 2023, our service area is expecting significant weather conditions, with forecasted winds ranging from 40 to 45 miles per hour, especially along mountain ridges.
Given the dry vegetation in our region, Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative has taken precautionary measures by setting our protective equipment to the highest sensitivity level. Essentially, this means that if a fault occurs, like a tree limb falling on a power line, our system will automatically cut off power to prevent electricity flow, similar to how a household circuit breaker operates. While this setting may occasionally lead to temporary outages, it significantly reduces the risk of potential fire hazards.
We understand that power outages can be inconvenient, especially during adverse weather conditions, but we sincerely appreciate your understanding as we prioritize the safety of our members and team. Please know that our dedicated team is fully prepared to respond promptly to any outage and restore power as safely and quickly as possible.
Also, please note that these outages are precautionary and unrelated to the Anvil or Flat fires in our region. Safety remains Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative's priority.
In case of a power outage, please contact our outage hotline at (866) 352-9044. This is the only way for CCEC to receive outage information.
Once again, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation.