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What Causes Power Outages?
We do our best to prevent and avoid power outages, but sometimes they do occur. Most power outages comes from damage to power lines due to falling trees and branches. This is one reason we work year round – through right-of-way clearing – to ensure power lines in our service territory stand little risk of being damaged by trees, branches or other types of vegetation.
Despite our best efforts, during major storms, damage can occur to transmission stations, substations and power lines.
How Do We Respond to Power Outages?
Have you ever wondered how The Energy Cooperative ensures you have safe, reliable electricity? We count on a team with many skill sets to make it happen every day! Let’s take a look at the people who work to restore your power during an outage.
Myths about Power Outages
Ohio’s electric co-ops work diligently to restore power any time the lights go out, but a few pesky myths about power outages remain. Here are the facts!