Current Outages

If an outage appears on our map, be assured crews are working to restore it.

Members can check the outage map for restoration times, or opt into outage notifications in SmartHub. 


Report Outages

Call us at 1-888-535-5732 to report an outage or emergency.

Downed Power Lines Are Dangerous!

Always assume downed power lines are energized and dangerous. Consider any object touching lines energized as well. If you see a downed power line, or other electrical hazard, call 911. Then call us at 1-888-535-5732 to report it.

Which substation powers your home?

Licking Rural Electrification (LRE) provides safe, reliable electricity to 26,000 members in nine counties of Central Ohio. LRE owns, operates, and maintains 32 miles of transmission line, 2,955 miles of distribution lines, 20 substations, and three switching stations.

Generator Connections

With a GenerLinkTM Transfer Switch, our members can now operate an emergency generator safely, protecting linemen from dangerous back feeds. 

Outage Notifications

Wouldn't it be nice if we contacted you when your power was out? We do!

Select Settings > Manage Notifications from the left side menu to customize your notifications.

Power Outage Safety

Power outage safety is extremely important! We've compiled a list of safety tips we strongly encourage everyone reads. We want to make sure you're aware of the dangers, and we don't want you to feel alone or scared during a power outage. Implement our safety tips, and lead by example!   

Power Line Safety

Keep a safe distance from overhead lines. They are not insulated, so they are placed overhead and well out of reach or underground. Call (888) 535-5732 immediately if you see a downed wire.

If a power line falls on your vehicle, STAY INSIDE the vehicle unless you MUST exit due to other safety threats. Warn people to stay away and to not touch the vehicle. Call or ask someone to call 911, then (888) 535-5732. If you must exit the vehicle because of fire or other threats, open the vehicle door. Do not step out! Jump free and clear of the vehicle, keeping both feet together. Once clear of the vehicle, shuffle in small steps at least 50 feet away, with both feet on the ground at all times.