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NV Energy: Power restored to customers following shutdown order

NV Energy is monitoring the fire threat and may shut off power to areas to reduce the risk of a...
NV Energy is monitoring the fire threat and may shut off power to areas to reduce the risk of a powerline sparked fire.(KOLO)
Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 9:12 AM PDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2021 at 9:27 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE SEPT. 28, 9:20 A.M. NV Energy has restored power to 35 customers impacted by the Public Safety Outage Management (PSOM) zone, due to the lessened risk of wildfire.

The PSOM shutdown order affected customers in the Carson-Minden (Genoa) area.

A PSOM allows NV Energy to shut off power when fire danger becomes extreme. The outage could have affected as many as 600 customers on the Kingsbury Grade and in the Carson-Minden (Genoa) area.

When electrical service is shut off, NV Energy crews must inspect the lines for damage before power can be restored.

If a PSOM is activated, people who live in the affected area receive a notice by phone, text and email. Customers are encouraged to have an emergency plan in place. If weather conditions change, the PSOM could be altered or canceled.

You can get more information on PSOM at NV Energy.

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