United Illuminating to cut power temporarily overnight Aug. 19

During the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 19, United Illuminating will be conducting system testing at an electrical substation in Shelton to maintain the reliability of its energy grid.

During this procedure, which will be conducted between 3 and 5 a.m., customers in some areas of Shelton, Derby and Ansonia may experience a brief power outage. The outage is expected to last less than 5 minutes. Customers may wish to check clocks and electronic devices that typically need to be reset following an outage.

This work is part of UI’s ongoing commitment to providing a safe, reliable energy grid that’s capable of meeting the needs of its customers and communities now and into the future.

What should I do to prepare for a service interruption?

Service interruptions can occur at any time. They may be caused by weather; animal or tree contact with the energy grid; or scheduled grid maintenance work.

UI recommends residents in potentially impacted areas to save important computer documents that could be lost during a power outage, and plug sensitive electronics into a surge protector. UI also offers a whole-house surge protection product, Shield & Connect: For information,call 1-877-447-8743.

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