Rolling Blackouts Have Resumed in El Paso
POSTED: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:39am
UPDATED: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:07pm
EL PASO - Rolling blackouts have resumed for El Paso utility customers.
El Paso Electric's intentionally outages began at 6:30 a.m.
The utility is asking you to be patient during these outages.
If the blackouts last more than an hour, you are asked to call El Paso Electric's power outage lines at 915-877-3400 (Texas) and 575-523-7591 (New Mexico).
Once again, El Pasoans are being asked to curtail use of electricity throughout today.
No word this morning on when El Paso Electric will finish repairs on the Rio Grande and Newman generating plants.
The company says the severe cold idled both plants, forcing the utility to impose blackouts to conserve power.