Daily Archives: January 10, 2019

Duke Energy on hook for losses from New Bern’s power outage

NEW BERN – Mayor Dana Outlaw again pledged – during a meeting Tuesday night of the town aldermen – that the city would never again suffer a massive power outage like that which happened in the afternoon and evening of Dec. 19. “I want people to know what steps New Bern is taking to ensure that an outage of this magnitude will not happen again,” said Outlaw, whose remarks prefaced a presentation by Charlie Bauschard, the city’s Director of Public Utilities. “This was a really unique event,” said Bauschard. “We have determined that this was human error and involved a contractor working for Duke Ener…