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Thousands of Kansas City residents left in dark due to transformer failure

USA, Kansas City: A blown transformer caused roughly 10,500 Kansas City area residents to lose power on 13 June.

The region is experiencing a dangerous heat wave that could bring more outages if other equipment fails under the stress, Evergy spokeswoman Gina Penzig has disclosed to the source.

She said its work crews were called out to fix the issue and that power had been restored to 4,000 of those affected by 6 p.m. Penzig continued that the high heat and high energy demand is a strain that could lead to more needed repairs.

Kansas City is under a heat warning as the outdoors could feel like triple digits. Temperatures were expected to reach a high of 37 °C (99 F) on 13 June, followed by 36 °C the next day and 35 °C degrees on Wednesday, 15 June.

Meanwhile, Evergy, the chief supplier of energy for Kansas City, announced last week that preparations were being made in anticipation of what’s expected to be a hot summer. The company has said it has invested in the power grid, prioritized emergency reserves for critical inventory and is providing seasonal maintenance work on its power plants.

 

Source: The Kansas City Star