Unplanned Outages

Unplanned Interruptions

Unexpected power outages can be caused by a number of factors. Some of these include loss of feeder supply to our distribution system, equipment trouble, natural occurrences such as poor weather conditions or wildlife interference, or human interference such as vehicle accidents or dig ins.

Did you know?  A dig in is where underground cables get damaged by individuals who accidentally dig into them. This can lead to a power outage and damage to distribution system equipment. Cable failures are difficult and timely to repair.

Do you have plans to dig into the ground? It’s the law. You must call for a locate. ON1Call It is for your safety and everyone near by.

Interruptions in electrical service may last a few seconds or a few hours, depending on the cause. There are two main types of power outages, planned or scheduled outages, and unplanned outages. Find tips for what to do before, during and after a power outage below.

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