The Village of Solvay has experienced three power outage’s, the first on Friday evening and the second on Saturday.
We are in the process of building a new substation. All power is transferred to one substation while this is being completed. We have been in the process of balancing the electrical loads on the different distribution feeders. We also have many people that utilize electrical heat in there home’s which is now being turn on. When a heavy electrical drain on the system occurs, without the Electric Department informed, this will cause an outage on the feeders. We feel that we have corrected this problem at this time.
The third outage, that occurred on Tuesday morning was not related to this at all. We had a major fault and then failure on one of our main lines caused by equipment failure in parts of the Village lasting for 2 hours.
Please note, there are many safety procedures that we must take to protect our employees working on the high intensity electrical lines and everyone must realize, safety comes first.
Thank You for your patience,
Have a Great Christmas!
John Montone, Superintendent