Blackouts Expected to control Boulder Wildfire in Colorado
Because the Boulder flames are hundreds of miles away, Coloradans who reside in high country and the San Luis Valley will be affected.
The flames have affected Xcel Energy’s natural gas infrastructure, according to a press statement. Controlled power outages are being implemented by the company in the counties of Summit, Grand, Lake, Eagle, Saguache, Rio Grande, and Alamosa until Thursday night in an effort to lessen the load on the system.
According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, there will be no more power outages in the Mountain Parks Electric service region.
We’re looking at an hour-long downtime for each of the disruptions. During this period, Xcel Energy is urging residents of Summit and Grand Counties to use less natural gas.
If Xcel Energy decides it is safe to re-enter their facilities and restore service to normal, they will do so.
Preparing for controlled outages, the business is urging consumers to turn off their equipment and devices in specified locations. More information on how to save energy may be found on this website.
By shutting off natural gas supply in Superior and Louisville, Xcel Energy was able to reduce safety issues.