Alliant Energy has scheduled an electrical outage from midnight to 5 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, affecting these communities: Bagley, Bloomington, Glen Haven, Mount Hope, North Andover and Patch Grove.
Alliant Energy is preparing for a major upgrade to its Bloomington Substation, located on the south side of the village of Bloomington. The company is investing about $3 million into the substation to increase reliability and cover any future growth within Bloomington and surrounding area.
In order to perform the upgrade, Alliant Energy needs to de-energize the substation and transfer the existing customer load to a portable substation. The planned outage is necessary to make this transfer possible.
About 1,650 Alliant Energy electric customers will be impacted by the outage. The company expects the substation project to start in early April with a scheduled completion date in the middle of August.