Perhaps you can give us some help with the situation described below. Getting power back on the unit block of W has been on and off again. Seemingly, the source of the problem was found, but has not been resolved.
Any insights you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
John T. Salatti
Vice President, Bloomingdale Civic Association
(202) 986 then 2592
"Together, Building a Better Bloomingdale"
Woeful W Street NW resident:
I'm reaching out to see if you might have any info or know of contacts we can inquire with about our power situation. As far as I can tell, the S side of the unit block of W ST NW and the N side of the unit block V ST NW appear to be the only ppl in Bloomingdale still w/o power. We lost it at 11p last sat night during the storm, had it restored yesterday (Tues) morning at 8a, and maintained it until 7p when it went out again (precisely when we arrived home with replacement groceries).
The crew who restored our power yesterday morning told us it was a simple fuse replacement at our transformer and it only took them 30 minutes to resolve (4 days without power and 30 mins to resolve). They said had they known it was underground equipment failure, they could have resolved last Sat. I was told on Sunday by Pepco customer service it was underground equipment failure, but the message didn't get to a crew until Tues. Apparently the fuse could not withstand 74 customers back on the grid for 12 hrs and it blew again - the crew also told us the transformer needed to be upgraded, by the way.
Anyway, I can't help to feel as if we've slipped through the cracks with the "success" Pepco has had with its broader restoration efforts. Just wanted to let you know of our situation and see I you had any recommendations on an alternate course of action, since obviously 16 calls has not resolved anything. When I woke this morning I found out a crew had been "assigned", but now as I write this (and the fireworks fall in Bdale) the status says "no crew assigned - outage being evaluated".