FortisAlberta has multiple planned power outages in the near future.
On Tuesday (Nov.20), there is a planned outage in Strathcona County, just off Range Road 224 and 225. The outage will go from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. due to pole changes. 64 customers are affected.
Later that day, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., more pole changes will be completed off of Range Road 225, affecting 78 customers.
"They are vintage poles, they've reached the end of their life cycle. So they're being changed out to improve reliability in the area so that with extreme weather or high winds, the system will be able to withstand it better," explained Kevin Haslbeck, communications advisor for FortisAlberta.
A third power outage is planned in Strathcona County for Wednesday, affecting 28 customers off of Range Road 224. The outage will go from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
There are also two smaller outages in Fort Saskatchewan on Tuesday, each affected 16 customers due to line maintenance. Riverpark Drive will be affected from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and Allard Way's outage will go from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
"Unplugging sensitive electronic equipment is always a good precaution to take in the event of any power outage, or just having proper surge protection on the more valuable pieces of electronic equipment."
All customers affected by the outages will receive a call from FortisAlberta two days prior.
Anyone looking for more information about the outages can check the power outage map on the FortisAlberta website.