Most lights on again across San Juan Islands

Dec 6, 2010

KPLU Staff update at 4:32 pm, Monday

The light are on again for more than 9,000 Orcas Power and Light customers in the San Juan Islands. A late morning outage was caused by a problem at a substation operated by the Bonneville Power Administration.

In a short statement from Orcas Power and Light's website:


Power has been restored to all members with the exception of scattered areas of San Juan Island. Outage was caused by equipment failure at the BPA transmission station. 

It took a couple hours longer to restore power than had been anticipated. Most service was restored after 4 pm this afternoon. 

Customers on San Juan, Orcas and Shaw islands were affected.

Lopez Island did not lose power.