Pedernales Electric Cooperative customers in Lakeway will have limited power starting Oct. 10

A Pedernales Electric Cooperative worker attends to a power line.

A Pedernales Electric Cooperative worker attends to a power line.

The Pedernales Electric Cooperative is planning several power outages to make system improvements Oct. 10, 11, and 17. As a result, several city of Lakeway facilities will have limited hours on those days, PEC and city staff said in a release.

Power to about 1,800 PEC members will be affected from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11. Crews will continue to upgrade their system again from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17, with about 700 PEC members impacted, utility staff said.

The improvements will require staggered interruptions of electric service, and PEC is mailing letters with more information to members who will be affected by the upgrades.

Due to the power outages, some city facilities will also be temporarily closed:

  • Lakeway Municipal Court, 104 Cross Creek, will be closed Oct. 10 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., but will be open from 1-8 p.m. to hold court that evening.

  • On Oct. 11, Lakeway Heritage Center, 963 Lohmans Crossing, will be closed from 9 a.m.-noon and will reopen on that day from 1-3:30 p.m.

  • Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing, will be closed from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 17, but will be open for business later that day from noon-5 p.m. Building inspections will not begin until after noon on that day.

  • Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, will be closed Oct. 17 from 8 a.m.-noon and will be open from noon-5 p.m. that day.

  • Restrooms at Hamilton Greenbelt and Lakeway City Park will be closed from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 10 and Oct. 11, respectively.

Lakeway Police and Public Works departments and Lakeway Swim Center will remain open all three days and will not be affected by the outages, PEC staff said.

“Projects like this underscore our commitment to system reliability and our members,” said Virgil Maldonado, a PEC director of regional operations in a release. “Our crews are will be manually adjusting transformers to accommodate increased voltage on PEC distribution lines so our members in Lakeway can continue to experience reliable service. We’ve scheduled the conversions to minimize the planned outages as much as possible.”

Crews will need to access private properties and remind affected residents to leave gates unlocked and animals restrained, the release said. Members with questions may call PEC's Oak Hill District at 800-868-4791, ext. 7920.