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Estimated Restoration Time

Our number one priority is to restore power quickly and safely.

An estimated restoration time (ERT) is the amount of time we expect it will take to restore your power after an outage. As we get more information, we will update ERTs accordingly. After a major weather event, such as a severe storm, we assess damages, begin restoration, and provide the following:

Outage Scenarios

 Storm OutagesOther Outages
Determining ERTs Storm ERTs are based on conditions and damage to our infrastructure. Planned and unexpected outages rely on historical data for ERTs.
Average Restoration Time Around 24 hours Two to six hours
Estimated Average Restoration Over Time ERT Overtime  ETR_Overtime2

The Restoration Process

We're ready for any situation and will be working 24/7 to get your power back. When restoring power, our crews go to the most critical areas and work in order of priority:

Power generation and substationsCritical customers and communicationsMid-level infrastructure and neighborhoodsIndividual homes and businesses*

Your cooperation in reporting an outage and patience during restoration is appreciated. To prepare yourself before and after the storm, check out our readiness resources.

*If there is structural damage to personal equipment such as a mast or meter box, you will need to hire an electrician to restore power to your premise.

Energy Saving Tip

Want to make a strong statement about energy efficiency? Consider whether your home might be a good candidate for a green roof, solar panels, or a geothermal system.


Gas Meter Safety

Keep your natural gas meter dry and clear of snow and ice at all times to avoid the potential for dangerous indoor natural gas buildup.

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