Getting Your Lights Back On Faster
Thunderstorms, hurricanes, snowstorms and even technical problems can all lead to power failures. We try and avoid power outages, but some outages are unavoidable.
During an outage DEC crews work to restore power to the largest number of people first. After transmission and distribution lines are fixed, the Co-op’s crews then fix problems in smaller neighborhoods or problems at individual homes. When there are issues with transmission lines, the co-op’s outage management system also allows engineers to redirect electric or “back-feed” from other substations to get the lights back on faster.