Time Outage Was Reported:
10:03 p.m. Sunday, March 4
New Prague and Heidelberg areas
Probable lightning strike broke fuse holder at the New Prague Substation.
Crews will backfeed the Substation to another source so they can safely make repairs.
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A few outage essentials:
- When MVEC experiences a power outage affecting more than 500 services for at least half an hour, we update this page and the home page with the available outage information as soon as possible.
- Even if we’ve already posted outage information online, we still need YOUR information. Please report all outages by calling the dispatch center at (952) 492-8255 or (800) 232-2328, so that your location can be automatically entered into our outage system – this will expedite your power restoration.
- The majority of MVEC outages are restored in two hours or less. Keep in mind, there are many factors to consider when estimating restoration time – weather conditions, the time of day or night and the resources required to determine the cause of an outage.
- Sometimes an outage is experienced by the people who provide power to us. When we report a transmission outage, this means a large utility supplying power to one of our substations is experiencing an issue. Sometimes MVEC crews assist in restoring these outages, and sometimes the cooperative has to wait for restoration just like you do.