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Power restored for thousands in west El Paso after outage due to damaged substation equipment

Power Outage

EL PASO, Texas -- A power outage due to damaged equipment left around 3,200 El Paso Electric customers on the city's west side without service for just over an hour Saturday afternoon.

A utility spokesman said the outage was triggered by damaged equipment at an electrical substation in the Montoya area of west El Paso.

Crews quickly made repairs, and in some cases had to reroute power, to get the lights back on for all those impacted, he said.


Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. Trumponomics. Create a crisis to upcharge. All of a sudden we are having electric “issues”. Lol. Like an experienced auto buyer buying a car and didn’t check the mechanical status of car. Sure…… positioning themselves for a fuk fest.

  2. Like I said before, we will be paying $300 living in the dark. Already happening. Just see the surcharges. Investigate the source of the outage, report on findings.

  3. The “ average customer “. will receive .88 credit per month. Suuuuuuuuuure…….Let’s try to change the perception of the electric company. We are your friends. lol. Just wait for the SLAM! Equipment failure, upgrades necessary, abnormal high temps, etc. $300 living in the dark coming soon. When a “private investor is in on it, hang on to your pockets”. Indirect taxation. Indirect taxation…..Indirect taxation…..Indirect taxation. Both city and private investor in on it.

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