Recent Glenwood-area power outages due to Xcel’s line work |

Recent Glenwood-area power outages due to Xcel’s line work

Recent power outages in Glenwood Springs have been due to the Xcel Energy project occurring in Glenwood Canyon and windy weather, according to city of Glenwood officials.

Xcel Energy has been working for the past several weeks to replace and repair approximately 30 transmission and 10 distribution structures in the canyon, and on White River National Forest land, according to a city press release.

The Xcel Energy Shoshone/Rifle transmission line from Shoshone in Glenwood Canyon serves the Glenwood Springs Mitchell Creek substation and New Castle.

Those areas have experienced intermittent power outages during the course of the project, which have affected residences and numerous businesses in the service area.

“The work is taking place between the Shoshone Hydroelectric Plant and the city of Glenwood Springs and is expected to be complete by the end of October,” according to a statement from Xcel Energy contained in the city’s release.

“Due to windy weather and other factors recently, residents in the area lost power for a period of time on a few occasions over the past week,” Xcel said in the release. “Xcel Energy crews believe they have found the cause of these outages and were able to repair them.”

Any questions about the transmission line upgrade project can be directed to, or call 970-989-3860.

Details about the project are also available on the Xcel website at

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