How we restore power
Being without power for any length of time is inconvenient. So, when your power goes out, our dedicated employees work to get everything back up and running as quickly as possible.
We repair high voltage transmission lines and substations (and re-route power where possible), which provide power to the largest number of customers. Without repairing this part of the system first, the smaller electric lines connected to homes and businesses can’t be energized.
Priorities shift to restore power to facilities most critical to public safety and health –including hospitals, police and fire stations, water lift stations and communication systems.
Crews are then disbursed to repair service lines that will bring power back to the largest amount of customers the quickest – including major lines that feed power to densely-populated neighborhoods and other rural/municipal electric companies.
Finally, we are able to make repairs to electric service affecting smaller neighborhoods or outages that impact one or two individual customers.
It may take us several hours or even days to restore power, depending on the severity of a storm and the extent of damage. But, our goal is to keep you informed throughout the process.
If your power goes out, be sure to report it to us right away. And, if you elect to receive and automated call-back to determine if your power is back on, please be sure to follow the call instructions. Both of these steps are critical to the restoration efforts.
We always appreciate you understanding and patience during a power outage. And, your safety is always our top priority.