Editor's Note: This story has been updated with new information.

Duke Energy and Bartholomew County REMC customers in Hope and northeastern Bartholomew County will not be seeing their power shut down next week as originally planned. 

Chip Orben, Duke's government and community relations manager, says that the utility shut down the transmission line that feeds the Hope substation the night of June 11th and a second outage was scheduled for July 2nd.

"The June 11 outage and planned construction work did occur and we were able to limit the number of affected Duke Energy customers by transferring power from another source," Orben said in an announcement to customers.

"We’ve evaluated that work and determined our crews can safely complete construction without de-energizing the line again. The second planned overnight outage on July 2 is being cancelled... We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve the reliability of the energy system serving the Hope area." 

Duke officials say that the work is being done to the transmission line that feeds the substation at County Road 600N. After the upgrades are complete, it should reduce the chances for future power outages. 

If you have any questions, Duke customers can can call 800.820.9362 and leave a message, or email MidwestTransmission@duke-energy.com. Bartholomew County REMC customers can call 812-372-2546.