June 2019 News Archive

Subscribe RSS Feed Email

Power outage scheduled for parts of Normandeau starting tomorrow

June 24, 2019 11:36 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday June 25, there will be multiple power outages in areas of Normandeau over the course of the next three weeks.

Outages will begin at 9 a.m. and typically be done by 4 p.m. while crews work to upgrade electrical equipment in the area. Outages will vary in length from one to four hours at a time, and some customers may experience more than one outage. The outage will impact approximately 1,000 residential properties, but is not expected to affect area businesses. 

Customers that will experience outages will not be notified directly by Electric Light & Power in advance of a power outage. For the first week to week and a half, they will be concentrated in the area of Red Deer Village. Signage will be in place at the entrances to affected areas when outages are to happen. 

Below are some tips to follow during a power outage:

  1. Turn off appliances and unplug all sensitive electronic equipment. Keep one light switch turned on so you know when the power comes back on.
  2. Think safety: do not bring your gas or charcoal barbecue indoors and be careful with candles. 

Please consider food safety during a power outage. If the freezer door is left closed, food can stay frozen for many hours (12 to 48 hours depending on how full the freezer is and what kind of food is stored there). Most food will keep in the fridge for 24 hours. Dairy products, however, should be discarded after six hours. 

The service interruption is necessary for system maintenance and safety.

For more information, please contact:

Dean Walker
Electric Light & Power
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

- end -