Power outage scheduled for Lake Coeur d'Alene | News
About 1,500 Avista Utilities customers on the east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene from Beauty Bay to Carlin Bay, and east to Blue Creek Bay, Wolf Lodge Bay and the Alder creek area will experience a power outage on Sunday, June 8. The outage is expected to occur from 4:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. as Avista crews continue work on upgrading the substation that serves that area.
Avista is investing about $2.1 million in upgrading the substation built in 1973. The upgrade will help ensure reliable energy service for customers and meet increasing energy demand from growth on the east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Included in the upgrade is a new higher capacity transformer that is more energy efficient. All work is expected to be completed in August.
“This is the first major upgrade to this substation which has been serving customers for 40 years. This extensive upgrade will position the east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene for future growth and reliability for years to come,” said Greg Gfeller, Avista’s director of eastern operations. “We apologize for any inconvenience customers experience by the planned outage.”