Xcel investigating brief Lubbock power outage - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/3/10

Xcel investigating brief Lubbock power outage

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A brief power outage in Lubbock affected 568 Xcel customers on Thursday. At last check, Xcel did not know the specific cause and crews are investigating. They do know that a breaker tripped and then a few seconds later it reset automatically.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 has learned this is the third such power blink in the last two weeks.  Xcel says it will get back to us with more information as it becomes available. 

Xcel has said that it's not because the system is overloaded by people using their air conditioners.  The Harrington power plant suffered a fire and one of its three units is down, and this was ruled out as a cause as well.

Xcel's system has not yet been overloaded although that is a risk this weekend with temperatures over 100 in the forecast.

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