Underground Fault Causes Outage

BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – An electrical fault in the underground feeder line in the Big Bend area caused an extended outage for over 2,300 members Monday, September 26.

The fault happened at 7:10 p.m. and caused a circuit breaker to lock open, affecting 2,305 members in the area from Riverview Drive south to Palo Verde Meadows, including Rotary Park as well as the Miracle Mile strip, to lose power.

Crews patrolled the area, discovered the faulted cable and performed switching to isolate the fault, restoring power for the members at 9:25 p.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. With proper notification setup through SmartHub®, updates will come to you. 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 36,700 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.