Cleveland Public Power making repairs and upgrades

posted by Ken Robinson - 

(Cuyahoga County) - Cleveland Public Power crews are working on repairs in hopes of preventing another massive electric outages, like the one that happened over the weekend.

About 40,000 customers lost power during the outage, and CPP Commissioner Ivan Henderson says they are working to restore a cable across from their Lake Road Power Plant, which will reestablish a second link from east to west, and create a permanent link to the north side. 

Henderson also reports they are constructing a new $18 million dollar transmission line, that will make east to west service more reliable to the south. 

Both Cleveland Public Power and FirstEnergy are pointing fingers after a weekend power outage allegedly cost west side businesses thousands of dollars in losses. 

 FirstEnergy maintains that the outage could've been prevented if CPP had maintained this particular power line. Even if the power companies aren't in agreement, businesses in the affected area say it forced most of them to lose customers over the weekend. Henderson says they can file a claim with the City of Cleveland.

Ivan Henderson (WTAM)

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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