It has been confirmed that there will be an outage for the city's electrical customers on Saturday, March 24th, weather permitting. It is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. and if everything goes as planned should take around 2 to 3 hours.
The Westar substation (pictured below) is being retired, and the city will begin taking its power directly from Westar. So, the purpose of the outage is to 'cut over' the power from the Westar substation to the city's substation.
Below is a picture of the ($620,000) improvements made to the city's substation.