As of 8:45 a.m. East-Central Iowa REC has lost power to 7 substations, 5 of which are in Buchanan County: Harrison, Rowley, Winthrop, Quasqueton, Spring Grove and Shady Grove 2 Benton County substations are Harrison and Karr.
This major outage affects nearly a third of ECI’s service area and is due to issues with the transmission equipment located between ECI’s Winthrop substation and the City of Winthrop’s substation. Crews have been dispatched and are working to resolve this major outage. As information becomes available, we will post updates regarding the restoration progress. You may also find updates to the number of outages on outage map, or follow ups on Facebook.
You can also go to our Outage section for ECI's Web site for outage and safety tips.!