Guy Wire Makes Contact with Primary Line, Causing Outage

Bullhead City, AZ – On Thursday, June 1, at 2:06 a.m. a guy wire, which assists with holding the electric pole, made contact with the primary phase causing the circuit breaker to lock open. The reason why the guy wire broke is still under investigation. This outage affected 834 Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) members and occurred in the Mohave Valley area of the Western service territory. MEC crews patrolled the line, made the repairs, and closed in the circuit breaker to restore power to all members by 6:48 a.m.

Outage restoration is 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. You can also track outages on our website at:

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,570 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.