Brief MEC Power Outage Due to Lightning Strike

Bullhead City, AZ – On Thursday, December 9, at 3:38 p.m., 4,912 Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) members in Mohave Valley experienced a 7-minute outage due to a lightning strike causing a breaker to open. Crews responded and closed the breaker, restoring power to all members at 3:45 p.m. The outage affected members south of Fort Mohave in the Willow Valley and Mohave Valley areas.

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 (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 notification setup through SmartHub, updates will come to you. Text notifications through our SmartHub application will come from (855) 939-3789. You can also track outages on our Outage Center page.

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.