Moorhead Public Service

Moorhead warns public of potential electricity outages

Moorhead Public Service is warning customers about potential electric service interruptions throughout the summer.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – As temperatures get hotter, the City of Moorhead is asking the public to reduce energy usage in their homes to maintain stability of the electric grid. “This is just a long-term planning communication effort just to get the information out there. Nothing is really going on. Currently, Southwest Power Pool has a resource advisory which is…

Power restored in Moorhead

MPS is currently experiencing a widespread outage. Crews have been dispatched and are troubleshooting the cause.

UPDATE: At approximately 12:46 PM MPS had a widespread outage that affected 17,172 customers. The cause of the outage was due to a relay failure on the 115kV transmission line. Crews worked quickly and safely as possible to restore power by 1:02 PM. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience and greatly appreciated your patience! MOORHEAD, MN (KVRR) — There are…

Power Restored For Some Moorhead Residents After Lighting Hits Substation

Power Restored After About 5 Hours For Residents

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Power is back on Tuesday morning after being out for much of the night for part of Moorhead. Moorhead Public Service says in a Facebook post that lightning hit equipment at a substation and caused damage that was worse than expected. Power went out for residents around 10:30 Monday night. There’s no word on exactly how many…

Water main break in Moorhead

Street In South Moorhead Blocked Off Due To Break

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A street is blocked off after a water main break overnight in Moorhead. The Moorhead Fire Department tells KVRR Local News the break happened around midnight on the 1000 block of 18 1/2 Street. S. The break spilled water onto the road covering about half a block. Moorhead Public Service crews were out making repairs overnight….

Approximately 9,800 people in Moorhead impacted by Tuesday’s rolling blackouts

More blackouts are possible Tuesday night and Wednesday morning

MOORHEAD, Minn. — More rolling blackouts are possible Tuesday night until 10 o’clock and Wednesday morning in Moorhead. Tina Kooren is one of approximately 9,800 people in Moorhead impacted by Tuesday’s rolling blackouts. She runs a home daycare and when the power went out at 10 a.m., she had eight kids to look after. “My main concern was just the…

More Rolling Blackouts Possible In Moorhead Tonight & Tomorrow

MOORHEAD, Minn. — More rolling blackouts are possible tonight until 10 and tomorrow morning until 10 in Moorhead. Moorhead Public Service was just notified of the potential. Due to the current widespread and extreme cold weather conditions, the Southwest Power Pool declared an Energy Emergency Alert Level 3 this morning. Generating capacity has dropped below the demand for electricity. Unexpected…

UPDATE: Power is back in Moorhead

UPDATE: Power is back in Moorhead. According to Moorhead Public Service. MPS experienced an outage that affected many areas of the city. As of 12:47 PM power has been restored, and crews are investigating the cause. We know that being without power is an inconvenience, and appreciated your patience. If you are experience no power, please call us at 218-477-8000….

Moorhead Public Service Implements Voluntary Watering Restrictions

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Public Service is implementing voluntary watering restrictions from May 20 to October 1. MPS says lawn watering and car washing will be limited to all customers based on street addresses. All customers with even-numbered addresses can use water for lawns and car washing on even-numbered days only. All customers with odd-numbered addresses can use water for lawn and…

Moorhead Public Service Warns Customers of Water Heater Scam

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Public Service is warning its customers about a recent water heater scam. MPS says multiple customers have received letters asking for information regarding their water heater. The letters say if the information is not provided within a certain amount of time, the customer may face fines or penalties. MPS says it does not ask for or need this…

Moorhead Public Service GM Stepping Down Over New Appointment To Commission

Bill Schwandt says his last day on the job will be January 27

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The longtime general manager of Moorhead Public Service is stepping down.   Bill Schwandt says his last day on the job will be January 27. Schwandt says he’s resigning because he believes city councilor Heidi Durand’s appointment to the Moorhead Public Service Commission creates a conflict of interest. He says how can you sit on both sides…