Nearly 1K MPE customers are without power in Kremmling |

Nearly 1K MPE customers are without power in Kremmling

Approximately 1,000 customers of Mountain Parks Electric are without electricity this afternoon,, officials from Mountain Parks Electric confirmed. The outage is affecting customers in the town of Kremmling and areas reaching further south.

Tom Sifers, general manager for Mountain Parks Electric, which is based in Granby, said the outage occurred sometime around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Officials expect to have power restored to its customers by 3:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Tri-State Generation was performing routine maintenance on a substation transformer Wednesday afternoon in the Kremmling area. As they conducted the work, a back-up substation continued to provide electrical service. Shortly after 2 p.m., however, the backup substation lost power.

Sifers said Mountain Parks Electric does not yet know the exact cause of the outage, but said he believed the issue was not related to the weather.

“It’s just coincidental,” he said.

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