Altus electric customers experienced a brief power outage yesterday morning, June 5, due to failure of the rental transformer at the Nona Substation. For more than an hour, businesses and residents in south Altus went without electricity, and several traffic lights were completely out.
Workers responded quickly to restore power back to the southwest end of the City of Altus by rerouting power from Nona Substation to Tamarack Substation.
Altus Power Superintendent Dan Scott said that the rental unit has been online for several weeks. “We’ve had it up and running for a couple of weeks, it’s just that today it bailed out.”
Scott said that they will have to wait for the rental company, Marathon Electric Company of OKC, to diagnose any issues with the transformer.