Why power goes out

Planned outages

We sometimes interrupt service for maintenance work. We work to inform you and your community in advance of such outages.

Unexpected outages

Our crews work around the clock to restore service following a variety unexpected outage causes:

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Momentary outages

A power outage may last a few minutes, a few seconds or even just an instant. Power outages of less than 5 minutes are considered momentary. Momentary outages are caused by wildlife, weather or trees making contact with our electric lines, or by contractor dig-ins into underground facilities. In many instances, our electrical system can reset itself within minutes. Other times, a repair crew is sent to fix the problem.