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 Power Outage  

 Downed power lines are dangerousIf you see downed power lines, always assume they are dangerous and stay away! UCEMC is committed to providing our members with reliable electric service. However, storms, accidents, animals, or construction-related incidents can cause a power outage in your area. When that happens, we'll mobilize crews to get your service safely restored as quickly as possible.

If your power goes out, check to see if your neighbors have electricity. If your home is the only one without power, check your circuit breakers or fuses to determine if the outage is the result of a household problem. Please click on your local UCEMC district office below to contact us if you discover that the blackout is not the result of a household problem.


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We're working hard to reduce the likelihood of outages:

Maintenance: We work year-round to inspect and maintain our electric delivery system of 12 substations and more than 5,000 miles of power lines.

Tree Trimming: Trees close to power lines are a significant cause of outages for members. That's why keeping trees trimmed to prevent interruptions caused by fallen limbs is very important to us.

Keeping animals out: Animals like squirrels and raccoons can damage electrical equipment. We install animal guards where animals are likely to cause problems.

Scheduled Power Outages

UCEMC schedules power outages from time to time for our crews to do critical maintenance to substations and power lines. We understand there is never a convenient time for the power to be out, however, by performing these routine outages with some planning, our system can be better prepared to handle extreme weather and other variables – the times when you count on electricity the most.