Carson City, NV– NV Energy has announced a planned power outage for areas in South Carson, Genoa, and Glenbrook due to the heightened fire weather conditions forecasted for these regions. The proactive measures aim to reduce the risk of wildfires, which have become an increasing concern in Nevada.
Approximately 1,650 NV Energy customers will be impacted by this scheduled outage, scheduled to commence at around 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday and extend until approximately 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. The outage is part of NV Energy’s strategy to de-energize power for customers in high-risk zones, a vital step in safeguarding these areas against the threat of wildfires.
NV Energy emphasizes that the planned outage will affect only a small portion of customers in the designated region, and its execution may be adjusted or canceled depending on real-time weather conditions.
Affected customers are being proactively notified through multiple channels, including phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media updates.
The time frame for the outage encompasses the duration of the weather event and an estimate of the time required for crews to inspect power lines for potential damage, vegetation encroachment, or debris. Once safety inspections are complete, NV Energy will initiate power restoration procedures.
These planned outages, known as PSOM (Public Safety Outage Management) events, are instrumental in mitigating wildfire risks by preventing debris from coming into contact with power lines and other electrical equipment under specific conditions.
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