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We received an email from one reader who told us: REMC electric company told me the power outage for Saturday into Sunday was a scam. I saw it on your news page. Can you confirm either way?
It is NOT a scam. It doesn't affect those who buy their electricity from REMC, Duke Energy, or any other provider except the City of Lincolnton. Some residents of the city get their electricity directly from Duke; they will not be affected. This outage will be so that Duke Energy, which sells electricity to the City of Lincolnton Electric Dept., can replace a pole that supports lines that run power to the City. ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO BUY THEIR ELECTRICITY FROM THE CITY OF LINCOLNTON WILL BE AFFECTED.
Duke Energy has notified the Lincolnton Electric Dept. that it is replacing one of its poles that carries transmission lines to the City electric substation. This is a Duke Energy project, and the City of Lincolnton's electrical power must be cut for safety precautions. This will impact all City of Lincolnton Electric Utility residential and commercial customers.
Please make sure you have backup power plans for any required services or health-related needs.
Duke Energy will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore Lincolnton Electric Utility power. This outage will be for all customers who receive their electricity from the City of Lincolnton; it will not affect Lincolnton residents or businesses who get their electricity from other sources (such as directly from Duke Energy). If you pay the City of Lincolnton for your electricity, you will be included in this outage.
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