Fannin County Electric Cooperative (FCEC) has a planned electrical outage for converting voltage at our Bonham Lake substation. This voltage conversion along with additional projects in the area will improve reliability and increase the capacity of our system. FCEC has contracted Canyon Power Solutions for this conversion. The conversion will require switching the transformer voltage at many service locations which will also require pulling the meters at these locations. FCEC has contracted Canyon Power Solutions for this voltage conversion.
The dates of the conversion are March 26 through April 3, 2019. The conversion will be divided into 6 different areas and only one area will be converted at a time. The individual conversion areas are shown on the map below. The following schedule lists the planned dates corresponding to the area numbers shown on the map. The conversion will begin with area “1” and progress in order to area “6”. No outage will start before 8:30 a.m. each morning. Some of the outages could last up to four or five hours for an individual area. There will be additional short outages once the substation voltage conversion and testing are completed and the load is switched back to the substation transformer. This occur on the last day of conversion or the following day.
We appreciate your patience during these outages. FCEC and our contractors will do everything possible to keep these outages as short as possible. FCEC will update this schedule if any changes are made due to weather or other delays.
Tuesday - March 26, 2019 – Map Area 1
Wednesday – March 27, 2019 – Map Area 2
Thursday – March 28, 2019 – Map Area 3
Friday – March 29, 2019 – Map Area 4
Monday – April 1, 2019 – Map Area 5
Tuesday – April 2, 2019 – Map Area 6
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Fannin County Electric Cooperative (FCEC) has contracted with Southern Electric Corporation of Mississippi (SEC) for line improvement and voltage conversion for the three-phase distribution feeder north of Leonard. This electric line runs from FM 816 west along CR 4850, CR 4830 and CR 4825, north along FM 1553, west along CR 4725, north along CR 4720, west along CR 4730, south along FM 896, west along CR 4670 , Hwy 69 and CR 4960 to CR 4965. The voltage conversion requires replacement of some transformers at individual electric services which will require a short disruption of power for these members. This includes some members on distribution lines (taps) supplied by this three-phase feeder. This is a system improvement project to increase capacity and improve reliability for this area.
If weather permits, the SEC vegetation crews will begin clearing for the line construction on December 10, 2018 and line construction will begin January 7, 2019. We ask that you allow SEC personnel access to all Fannin County Electric Cooperative facilities that are located on or adjacent to your property. We apologize for any inconvenience this important process may cause. You may acquire additional information about SEC by visiting their website at .
If you have any additional questions please contact FCEC at 903-583-2117. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Fannin County Electric Cooperative has contracted with Quality Pole Inspection & Maintenance, Inc. (QPIM) to perform utility pole safety inspection services in the southwest Fannin county and northeast Collin county area. This includes areas southeast of Blue Ridge to southwest of Trenton shown by the highlighted area on the map map below. The QPIM crews will evaluate the condition of Fannin County Electric Cooperative-owned poles and perform any necessary maintenance. We ask that you allow QPIM personnel access to all Fannin County Electric Cooperative facilities that are located within the utility easement that’s on or adjacent to your property. Once on-site, the inspection process normally takes approximately 10-30 minutes per pole. We apologize for any inconvenience this important process may cause. You may acquire more information about the QPIM pole maintenance program by visiting their website at www.qpim.net. If you have any additional questions please contact QPIM at 361-781-0023. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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