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We thought you might like to know. This is an overhead Group Operated Air-Break Switch used for switching our 69,000 volt Sub-Transmission Line. High winds last week were the likely culprit of dislodging the blade assembly and caused the arching requiring our Pflum Substation to be fed from a different direction. We apologize for the inconvenience this creates but this situation left ignored, could have resulted in far greater outage times. We thank you for your patience.
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Zane Brown
· November 11, 2015
Very good people I got home late and had no power with in a hour in 30 degree weather they had it fix and I had power again thank you very much.
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Help us congratulate Cliff Riener on his retirement from Southwest Public Power District. Cliff began working for SWPPD in June of 1982. He has answered the call time and again for service to the customers of SWPPD in all kinds of weather. Thank you for your dedication and service Cliff. Pictured with Cliff iin the first photo is his wife Shirley, who we would also like to thank for giving Cliff the support he needed to serve the customers of SWPPD for 36 years. Congratulations Cliff. Enjoy your Retirement.

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Ours crews have located a few areas where our line has become detached from the insulators on the poles.
Due to the nature of the repairs, we are going to have to disconnect services coming West of Wauneta up to highway 61.
This outage will begin sometime between 4:30 and 5:00 Mountain time and last up to 2 hours. Please help us get the word out by sharing this post. Updates will be posted in the comments section of this message.

Attention customers West of the Center substation (6 miles Northwest of Benkelman) in the rock creek area. Swppd will have services OFF to repair damages from the storm. They will begin work at 12:00 mt., they will be off approximately 2-3 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns please call our office at 308-285-3295

SWPPD Customers: Roads are our greatest enemy. We appreciate the support of our county maintainers, and those with tractors willing to help. Right now our Palisade crews are concentrating south of Wauneta, and Hamlet. Benkelman crews are responding as access allows. MORE IMPORTANTLY, IF YOU NOTICE A WIRE OR POLE DOWN - DO NOT TOUCH IT AND REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY! Call 308-285-3295 and we will dispatch crews. We appreciate your patience and feel free to call for any updates regarding power restoration efforts.

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Attention customers in the Blackwood substation area, power is restored. If you are out of power, please call. 800-379-7977.

Attention customers in the Pflum substation area, power is restored. If you are out of power, please call. 800-379-7977.

Attention customers south of Wauneta, power is restored. If you are out of power, please call. 800-379-7977.

Crews are enroute to switch out transmission problems south of Wauneta, Enders, and Imperial. Will post updates as they become available.

Attention customers west of Hayes Center. Power is restored in the corral sub area. If you are out of power, please call. 800-379-7977.

We are aware of outages north of Culbertson and crews are enroute. We suspect the same causes, power may have to be disconnected to make repairs safe and we will post updates as they become available. Again we apologize for the inconvenience. If you are out of power please call 800-379-7977.

Attention customers west of Hayes Center. Crews are responding an outage and are finding other hazards that may necessitate disconnecting power in various locations to make necessary repairs. Be advised this only to make the outage as short in duration as possible as weather conditions have deteriorated significantly. We apologize for any inconvenience and we will post updates as they become available. The employees of SWPPD stand ready to serve your needs even though this storm poses significant challenges to that endeavor. If you are out of power, please call. 800-379-7977.

SWPPD has UAV Recon- Dusty Birge flying the “Enders 602” Tap starting 1/14–1/24, pending weather. If you have any questions or concerns on sUAS operations and legalities, the FAA created this website to address them. http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/for-business-users/

SWPPD has contractors testing poles on the single-phase line South of Max. If you have any questions or concerns please call our office at 308-285-3295