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BC Hydro investigating cause of weekend outage in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert and surrounding areas saw a major power outage last Saturday.

Dave Mosure from BC Hydro says a coupling capacitor at the Skeena substation just outside of Terrace failed.

That failure left Prince Rupert, Port Edward and Lax Kw’alaams without power for about six hours.

Mosure says the Rupert Gas Plant should have went online but failed to do so.

Mosure says BC Hydro is currently investigating what caused the coupling capacitor to fail, as well as why the gas plant failed to start up.

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