Storm Causes Scattered Power Outages

Bullhead City, AZ – Storms with heavy rain and high wind caused several outages throughout Mohave Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) western service territory from Golden Shores, and north, in areas of Mohave Valley, Fort Mohave, and Bullhead City. Crews worked through the night to restore power as quickly as possible to members.

The largest outage affected 2,721 members near Hancock Road, occurring early Wednesday morning for approximately 30 minutes. Multiple outages occurred in the Mohave Valley area due to trees coming into contact with MEC powerlines. Outages caused by trees are preventable if the proper guidelines are followed for tree planting and maintenance.

Trees are a leading cause of power outages and can pose serious electrical hazards. Mohave Electric would like to remind our members that the setback for trees and other plants is 15 feet minimum on either side of a power line. If you have a tree that appears to be within 15 feet of lines, call Mohave Electric at (928) 763-4115 during regular business hours.

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 (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.