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Lightning zaps power


The Platte Valley experienced a power outage Friday for approximately four hours because of problems with weather.

Russell Waldner, General Manager of Carbon Power & Light, provided the official outage time from 2:36 p.m. until 6:22 p.m.

“Lightning opened the circuit switcher,” Waldner said. “Basically, what the circuit switcher does is protect the transformer and anything in the substation from failing.”

According to Waldner, when Carbon Power & Light was reviewing the codes during the outage, one code indicated an internal problem with the transformer. “We had to wait for Tri-S...

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