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

Related Articles