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Planned power outage will affect 1,100

Equipment upgrade set for Sunday morning

November 21, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

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About 1,100 West Penn Power customers in Butler County should expect to lose power Sunday morning.

The company is upgrading some of its equipment at a substation near West Sunbury, according to spokesman Todd Meyers. The work requires part of the station being de-powered, taking down some residences with it.

The outage is scheduled to last from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The 1,100 affected customers are distributed throughout the City of Butler, Clay Township, West Sunbury and the Slippery Rock area. Not everyone in those areas will be affected, but some customers in each are going to lose power, Meyers said.

The work is part of larger efforts to improve energy infrastructure, according to Meyers. The company will be installing remote-control capable equipment that should lessen power outages in the future for everyone who draws their power through the substation.

This is an excerpt of a larger article that appeared in Thursday's Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article.

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