News Release BPA outage

NEWS RELEASE

15 October 2018

Media Contact: Wendy Ostrom Price-Flathead Electric Cooperative-Public Relations Officer – 406-751-1820

Approximately 8,200 members of Flathead Electric Co-op experienced a power outage shortly after 11 a.m. this (Monday) morning when a problem with a relay occurred at the Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) Kalispell Substation. BPA was able to rectify the situation within minutes, and Flathead Electric was able to restore power to its members relatively quickly as well. The interruption in service caused 37 various outages in and around the greater Kalispell area.