BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – On Tuesday, July 20, at 7:33 a.m., 542 Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) members experienced an outage due to a damaged connector after strong stormy winds. Crews responded by de-energizing the line to make repairs. Once repairs were completed, the line was re-energized, and power was restored to all members at 9:53 a.m. The outage affected members north of Marina Blvd. and south of Church Street of Bullhead City.
Manager of Engineering & Operations, Jerry Hardy stated, “Monsoon season has begun, and wind can be one of the largest effects on our system. When trees, awnings, or other objects contact power lines or electrical equipment, the system’s protection devices, such as fuses and breakers, operate and cause an outage to guard against additional equipment failure. Since monsoon season is upon us it is a good time to remind members to make sure large objects are secured and to review tree and power line safety practices.”
Outage restoration is very important to Mohave Electric Cooperative and every effort is made to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Please remember, there are many ways to report an outage. You can call our toll-free line at 1-844-632-2667, text “outage” to 55050 from a number linked to your MEC account or use our SmartHub application on your mobile device to report the outage. With proper notifications setup though SmartHub, updates will come to you! Text notifications through our SmartHub application will come from our new number, 855-939-3789. You can also track outages on our website.
Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,000 members, 42,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east.