BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – On Thursday, August 11 at 5:14pm, 602 Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) members in the eastern service area lost power for approximately two hours. This outage affected members in the Hualapais and Pinion Pine area.

Extreme storms continue to plague MEC’s eastern service area. This time, lightning struck the power lines causing damage to the lines and opening a breaker in the substation. Crews made repairs to the line and closed the open circuit breaker restoring power to all members at 7:05pm.

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. With proper notification setup through SmartHub®, updates will come to you. 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 1,555 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. Mohave Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.