New hours for planned Lake Placid outage

LAKE PLACID — An upcoming project designed to improve reliability and resiliency of utilities for residents and to support events, such as the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games, will require a 10-hour planned outage. The outage was originally planned for 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. this coming Tuesday, but is now scheduled for 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. that day.

Construction has been underway since July to replace infrastructure on the 45-mile radial transmission line serving the village, including the installation of new wooden and steel poles along easements and right of ways. The project will cost approximately $8 million, according to a news release from the village, and aims to increase reliability and create a more resilient line to the village. The planned outage is necessary as part of the project.

The village of Lake Placid operates an independent municipal electric department and electricity is delivered to the village’s system through National Grid’s transmission network. National Grid will de-energize the existing transmission line at 9 p.m. on Sept. 20 and crews will work overnight to replace poles. National Grid and the Lake Placid Electric Department will work together to restore power by 7 a.m. on Sept. 21.

There is no anticipated interruption of school for students, faculty and staff of the Lake Placid Central School District. Additionally, village and town leaders are working with local businesses to mitigate impacts, according to a news release from the village. Residents with questions or concerns should contact the Lake Placid Village Electric Department at 518-523-2597.


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