NV Energy identifies cause of Douglas County power outage

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Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 6:43 AM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Update at 11:37 a.m.: NV Energy says the cause of the fire was equipment failure inside a substation Monday morning.

The fire did not impact any other equipment and did not pose a risk to public safety, NV Energy says.

Update at 8:56 a.m.: NV Energy has restored power to schools, as well as to most customers.

More than 19,000 NV Energy customers in Douglas County lost power Monday morning. The outages impacted most parts of the county including Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe.

The utility expects to have power restored by 10:45 a.m.

Lake Tahoe Community College is delaying opening until 10:00 a.m. Monday due to the outage. The Douglas County School District will hold classes as scheduled.

The cause of the outage remains under investigation.