Dear PoP – Planned Power Outage for U Street, NW?

by Prince Of Petworth April 6, 2010 at 4:15 pm 14 Comments

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“Dear PoP,

Have you heard anything about this? I’d hope that Pepco would give a bit more notice than this.


We have literally just received notification from our property manager that Pepco is going to turn off the power in the area from 11:45 p.m. tonight until 8:00 a.m. tomorrow (although they said it could be restored as early as 6:00 a.m.) Pepco is disrupting service because they are reconfiguring the power grid for the U Street area — there is much higher usage than in the past and shifting users from one power grid to another should help to mitigate this situation.”

Has anyone else received word about this? I didn’t see anything on their Web site. Did they say the street boundaries that will be affected?


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