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El Paso Power Outages – Why They’re Happening And What EP Electric Is Doing About Them

During February when El Pasoans were struggling with rolling blackouts, El Paso Electric officials said their equipment was struggling with the below freezing temperatures because it was designed for hot,  not cold weather operations.  But with several weeks of random and in many cases, unexplained, power outages, it’s beginning to look like EPE’s equipment can’t take the heat, either.

EP Electric officials talked to KFOX14 yesterday and said that drunk drivers and Mylar balloons have been the cause of a few of the outages, and those are things they can’t control.  They also said their equipment isn’t designed to handle appliances like large screen tv’s and refrigerated air conditioners.  But they did credit their crews with being able to get the lights back on, usually within an hour, when they do go out, so there’s that….

You can check out the Q&A with KFOX14 here.

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