CUC sets temporary power outages this week

As crews continue mounting transformers and reconnecting customers across Saipan, the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. is continuing with the next phase of the restoration by addressing portions of Saipan’s power transmission and distribution system less seriously damaged by Typhoon Soudelor.
 
To maximize resources and accomplish restoration goals as quickly as possible, CUC will conduct a series of temporary power interruptions in the coming weeks to allow linemen safe access to the primary lines for the replacement of essential power distribution materials.
 
At 8am today, Dec. 15, CUC line crews will temporarily interrupt power service along Feeder 4 (including Agag and Papago) to replace three deteriorated power poles and hardware. Work on the repairs is expected to take up to three hours to complete.
 
At 8am Wednesday, Dec. 16, CUC line crews will temporarily interrupt power service along Feeder 2 (Puerto Rico and Garapan) to replace four deteriorated primary power poles and hardware. Work on the repairs is expected to take up to five hours to complete.
 
At 8am Saturday, Dec. 19, CUC line crews will temporarily interrupt power service along the Kiya 4 feeder (including Susupe and Chalan Kanoa) to replace one deteriorated primary power poles and hardware, and re-sag primary conductors. Work on the repairs is expected to take up to seven hours to complete.
 
The temporary power outages will also impact water service as all wells in the affected areas will be offline. As a result, CUC water customers in the affected areas will experience limited water service until the power is restored.
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