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Power restored for Lake Tahoe NV Energy customers

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Power has been restored to NV Energy customers impacted by a fire at a substation in Zephyr Cove Monday morning, according to multiple sources.

As of 1 p.m., NV Energy’s outage map showed zero outages in the Stateline and Zephyr Cove areas.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District tweeted an update stating most, if not all, NV Energy customers have had their power restored. The Zephyr Cove substation remains down, according to the fire district.

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UPDATE: NV Energy expects power restoration for Lake Tahoe customers Monday afternoon

NV Energy hopes to restore power to all impacted customers on the South and East shores of Lake Tahoe in the next several hours, according to Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District.

The district tweeted after 11 a.m. that the utility provider was working on re-routing power and aiming to restore power within three or four hours.

As of 11:50 a.m., approximately 3,990 were without power, according to NV Energy’s outage map. Estimated time of restoration on the map ranged from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

UPDATE: Unknown when power will be restored for NV Energy customers at Lake Tahoe

Officials are still uncertain when power will be restored to NV Energy customers impacted by a fire at the utility provider’s substation in Zephyr Cove.

Ralph Jones, a battalion chief with Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, told the Tribune that officials are responding to multiple other calls in the area, most likely due to the power outage.

There is no timetable for when power will be restored. An NV Energy representative said there are issues with the backup power systems. The Kingsbury line is under construction and main backup was damaged in the Carson fire. Officials are unsure if those backup systems will function properly.

 

UPDATE:Power restored to Liberty Utilities customers in South Lake Tahoe

Power has been restored to Liberty Utilities Customers in the South Lake Tahoe area, according to the utility provider.

UPDATE: NV Energy fire update: Fire contained, no injuries, thousands without power

A fire at an NV Energy substation has been contained and there are no injuries, according to officials on the scene. The outage is expected to be prolonged, with no estimated time for restoration.

On the California side the outage is impacting 15,000 Liberty Utilities customers, according to the utility company.

On the Nevada side, approximately 4,400 customers are without power, according to NV Energy’s outage map.

ORIGINAL POST: Tahoe Douglas Fire: Blaze at NV Energy plant likely cause of Lake Tahoe South Shore power outage

A structure fire at an NV Energy plant in Zephyr Cove is likely the cause of a power outage impact much of Lake Tahoe's South Shore, according to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District.

In a tweet sent around 8:25 a.m. Monday, the district said it was responding to the structure fire right off U.S. 50 at the NV Energy plant.

The district said the fire was likely the cause of a power outage impacting the South Shore on both California and Nevada sides.

The Tribune will update this story as more details emerge.

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