Electric Dept. Looking Into Power Outage
October 12, 2018
City officials are still working to determine what caused a power outage in parts of Sidney Monday.
For about 20 minutes, much of Sidney’s north side and the center of town, including downtown, were without power, with the outage beginning just before 1:30 p.m.
City of Sidney Electrical Department Superintendent Mike Palmer said a transformer at Sidney’s north substation “tripped,” or opened its circuit, stopping the flow of electricity.
“We’re not sure what caused it,” Palmer said, adding that by tripping the system did its job to protect itself. He said there were no indicators of a power surge.
Palmer said engineers are now working to try to determine what happened.