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Why does the power go out?

Our goal is to limit the number and length of power outages, but sometimes they're unavoidable:

  • Weather - lightning, ice, wind, snow, etc., may affect our equipment
  • Equipment - sometimes equipment may fail due to normal wear and tear. Faulted cables also may result from underground lines
  • Animals - when animals make contact with an energized line, it causes the protective device to shut off power
  • Trees - fallen trees or branches can damage equipment
  • People - cars hitting poles, vandalism, etc., can cause outages
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