Big Power Outage in Bangor Area

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WVOM reporting major power outages. Cause not determined at 8:47 pm. Based on call-ins the outages seem to be limited to Bangor Hydro customers.

Bangor Hydro spokeswoman Susan Faloon on WVOM at 8:54 a.m. today said: Nearly all Bangor Hydro customers in the dark. Expect all customers back up by noon. The "logical cause" seems to be a lightning strike. There is no service out of Bangor Hydro's Orrington substation.

Bangor Hydro web listing outages in these townsL

Addison
Alton
Argyle Twp
Atkinson
Bangor
Bar Harbor
Beals
Bernard
Birch Hbr
Blue Hill
Bowerbank
Bradford
Bradley
Brewer
Brooklin
Brooksville
Brownville
Burlington
Carmel
Centerville
Charleston
Cherryfield
Chester
Clifton
Columbia Falls
Corea
Corinth
Cranberry Isles
Dedham
Deer Isle
Dennysville
Dixmont
East Holden
East Machias
East Millinocket
Eastbrook
Eastport
Eddington
Edmunds
Ellsworth
Enfield
Exeter
Franklin
Garland
Glenburn
Gouldsboro
Green Lake
Greenbush
Greenfield
Hampden
Hancock
Harborside
Harrington
Hermon
Holden
Howland
Hudson
Hulls Cove
Jacksonville
Jonesboro
Jonesport
Kenduskeag
Lagrange
Lake View Plt
Lamoine
Lee
Lincoln
Long A Twp
Lowell
Lubec
Lucerne
Machias
Machiasport
Manset
Mariaville
Marion
Marshfield
Mattamiscontis
Mattawamkeag
Maxfield
Medford
Medway
Milbridge
Milford
Millinocket
Milo
Mount Desert
Newburgh
Northeast Harbor
Old Town
Orneville Twp
Orono
Orrington
Otis
Passadumkeag
Pembroke
Perry
Pretty Mrsh
Prospect Harbor
Roque Bluffs
S Addison
Sargentvlle
Seal Cove
Sebec
Seboeis Plt
Sedgwick
Somesville
Southwest Harbor
Steuben
Stonington
Stueben
Sullivan
Surry
T1 R8
T1 R9
T4 Ip
Town Hill
Tremont
Trenton
Veazie
W Enfield
W Tremont
Waltham
Whiting
Williamsburg Twp
Winn
Winterport
Woodville

http://www.bhe.com/about/outages.cfm#

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We're back up. At least down here on MDI...

Butch Moore
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[i]Back up in this section of the Occupied Salmon Territories as well. Here's something from the Governor's office:[/i]

The following news from Maine.gov has been released:

Governor Urges Calm as Bangor Hydro Works to Restore Power
Agency: Governor's Office

July 24th, 2008

AUGUSTA ­ According to the Maine Public Utilities Commission, the Bangor Hydro Electric Company’s entire electricity delivery system is currently down.

The black-out began at approximately 7:50 a.m. The PUC reports that the company estimates that service will be restored in about two hours.

The outage affects the whole Bangor Hydro service area with the exception of a small section of Eastport that is running off a small generator.

“The first priority is to get power restored,” Governor Baldacci said. “Once electricity service is repaired, we can begin to investigate what happened.”

“The most important thing right now is for folks to remain calm. This is a large outage, but it’s expected to only last a couple of hours. Emergency personnel are standing by to assist people who need help, and the Maine Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the situation,” Governor Baldacci said. “Everyone should stay calm as Bangor Hydro works to quickly repair this problem.”
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Bob MacGregor
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The ENTIRE system went down? Wow! Maybe that explains the lack of a BDN website this morning?

Naran
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Gee - in addition to his recommendations for "calm," did he manage to work in the exhortations about "Yankee Spirit"?
:P

Mike Lange
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[quote]“The first priority is to get power restored,” Governor Baldacci said. “Once electricity service is repaired, we can begin to investigate what happened.” [/quote]

And they actually pay someone to write press releases like this .... :roll:

EJ
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So much for redundant systems.

Suspect, Lightening Strike?

WOW,

EJ

Naran
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It was aiming for the Blaine House, but the operation was a miss.

Butch Moore
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Three serious thunderstorms went through last night, but it was just a light rain when the power went kaput this morning. We had only momentary outages before that.

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More than 118,000 without power in eastern Maine

By Associated Press
July 24, 2008 8:48 AM

BANGOR, Maine — Most of eastern Maine was left in the dark Thursday after Bangor Hydro Electric's system went down from a suspected lightning strike as strong thunderstorms rumbled across the state.

More than 118,000 customers lost their electricity shortly before 8 a.m.... Bangor Hydro's service area covers Penobscot County, most of Hancock and Washington counties and part of Piscataquis County.

"Street lights, traffic lights, you name it," said Faloon.

[url=http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080724/NEWS/8...

Bob MacGregor
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Scott, you missed the opening paragraph:

[quote][b]Power was quickly restored[/b] to most of Bangor Hydro Electric's service area after eastern Maine was left in the dark Thursday because of a suspected lightning strike.[/quote]

Any Bangor AMG'er confirm this?

Butch Moore
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It took a little over an hour here, about half way between Ellsworth and Machias.

Calvin
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Butch, why is Washington County out? I thought Jonesboro was online.

Butch Moore
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No idea Calvin. I don't even know if Jonesboro is online right now...

I do know there were some serious thunder, enough to shake the whole house more than these so-called earthquakes have ever done.

Calvin
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We have noticed that thunder storms this week have been just a little more severe than "normal".

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From Bangor Hydro's web site:

Date/Time: 07/24/2008 11:53 AM
Description of Event:

Outages due to Thunderstorms
Estimated Number of Meters Affected: 198
Counties:

Hancock - n/a

Penobscot - n/a

Lincoln/Piscataquis - n/a

Washington - n/a
Restoration Details:

It is estimated that at this time less than 200 customers remain without service. Bangor Hydro is in the process of verifying the number of customers still without service. Restoration efforts will continue until service is restored to all customers. The outages are believed to be caused by lightning damage to systems powering the service area. An investigation into the exact cause will be conducted following comprehensive restoration efforts. All available crews are working to restore service to our customers as quickly and safely as possible.

Other Related Information: Bangor Hydro reminds and encourages customers to stay clear of downed power lines and trees in contact with power lines and to report outages by calling: 1-800-440-1111. Bangor Hydro appreciates the patience of our customers as we work to restore their electric service.

Estimated Time of Service Restoration: Noon today.

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You've got it all wrong!

This was a test of the [color=blue][i][b]Obama Energy Plan[/b][/i][/color], did you like it?

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