Outage Management

  • Mercy was forced to run on backup generators for more than three hours and divert trauma patients to other hospitals Wednesday during a disruption of electrical service caused by a transformer overload.
  • Seventy-five PPL customers are still without power in Mount Pocono after a line failure knocked out electricity to 1,234 customers.
  • Jamestown didn't have the strongest winds or the worst damage in the state but still caused damage and a power outage to many residents.
  • A stretch of N Street between 16th and 17th streets in Sacramento was closed temporarily to traffic following a report of an explosion and smoke coming from a manhole.
  • More than 2,000 San Juan County households were without power Wednesday afternoon after a semitrailer with a raised dump bed caused a circuit to go out shortly before 2 p.m. at the Lakeview Substation near Farmington Lake.
  • Only 26 Alliant Energy customers are left without power after lightning blew out a transformer around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Beloit Avenue, said Chris DuPre, Alliant spokesman.
  • After PPL reported 1,625 customers were without power in the Orwigsburg area Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., the company reported no electrical outages in Schuylkill County as of 11:15 a.m.
  • A power outage forced the closure of Chippewa Valley Technical College's Business Education Center Tuesday morning as well as several downtown Eau Claire locations.
  • More than 2,800 Horry Electric Cooperative customers living in the northern part of Horry County were without power after a transmission outage occurred Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
  • A heat advisory remains in effect through Tuesday night following a round of storms on Monday, with temperatures expected to reach into the upper 90s with a heat index of 110.
  • A power outage over the weekend in Merced affected about 2,000 residents and business and was caused by a "large bird," Merced Irrigation District officials said.
  • Athens Utilities said electrical service has been restored to more than 7,000 customers who were without power for about two hours this morning.
  • There were more than 5,499 electrical power outages to homes and businesses in the Yukon and west Oklahoma City areas early Friday, according to the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. website.
  • -Some 4,000 homes and business in Troy are still without power a day after a transformer fire knocked out service to 10,000 customers.
  • Jul 24, 2015 | Charles Y. Chen, PhD
    I am addicted to C-SPAN. Especially now, when the 2016 presidential election season is well underway.
  • Kenya Power needs Sh58 billion to attain a 100 per cent electricity access rate and has so far obtained Sh28 billion, for more connections and network upgrade, chief executive Ben Chumo has said.
  • Hawaiian Electric Co. officials say the unexpected shutdown Wednesday of Oahu's largest generator affected 57,000 residential and business customers and prompted the utility to launch emergency outages across the island.
  • Jul 10, 2015 | Tony Sleva
    In the continental United States, major, statewide, blackouts occur every 5 years or so. Most recently, Southwest in September 2011, Florida in February 2008, and Northeast in August 2003.
  • Jun 22, 2015 | John Egan

    "Budgets, Gadgets & Price Increases," a recent survey of North American utility communicators and marketers, contains good news, bad news and intriguing news for that community. 

  • May 21, 2015 | Bill Meehan

    When the customer calls, the power company just doesn’t have the right processes in place to access the right information right away. In cases of widespread power failure, they need to get lots of information and fast.