Duke customers in Hope to see power outages

Duke Energy customers in and around Hope can expect disruptions to their service.

The utility says it is making upgrades and improvements on the main
transmission power line that serves that area. They explain that the town is served by a single feed out of the substation with the same name on East County Road 600 North in Bartholomew County. Duke says that once finished, this improvement work will reduce the future risk of longer unplanned outages.

In order for crews to safely complete the upgrade, Duke must de-energize the power line. This will result in two separate seven-hour outages affecting these customers.

The first outage is planned from 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11th until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12th. The second outage is planned from 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2nd until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd.

Duke Energy customers in the Hope area will receive an automated reminder phone call a few days prior to the outages.

Customers who have questions about this outage can call (800) 820-9362.