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PUD responds to sudden outages


October 4, 2017

Saturday morning September 30th, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) had a line fault on the transmission line from the Bonneville Dam to their Bald Mountain substation, located just south of Husum, causing an outage. That transmission line feeds the Bingen, White Salmon, Snowden, Husum, Trout Lake, and Glenwood areas. BPA operators took action and restored power in about 30 minutes.

Saturday night, Skamania PUD called BPA and requested that BPA take an outage on the same transmission line between Bonneville Dam and Bald Mountain substation because Skamania PUD had a switch that was arcing at the North Bonneville Annex, which is the first tap off the line. Bonneville did take that l...

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