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Safety Tips

Electricity is safe as long as you treat it with respect. It is our most common energy source and helps make life fun, safe, and more convenient than ever. It is everywhere and it is very powerful. Knowing electric safety will help you more securely enjoy all that electricity can offer.

Replace a line
Replacing a Power Line

Downed Power Lines

Accidents and weather conditions are the main causes of downed power lines. If you come across a downed power line you should stay as far away from it as possible. Treat all downed wires as if they are "hot". Never attempt to touch or move a downed power line or to remove trees from power lines. Remember, even a dead line may be re-energized by automatic equipment. Downed power lines should be reported immediately. We will send our crews out to restore power as quickly as possible. Please stay away from downed lines, even if you know they are not electric lines. It is possible that the line could have come in contact with an electric line when it fell, causing the downed line to be hot.

Substations

Ice Damage
Heavy Ice

A substation reduces a higher voltage (46KV) to a lower voltage (7.2 KV) for distribution to your house. A substation has a fence and barbed wire on top of it to keep you safe. The equipment inside of a substation fence uses HIGH VOLTAGE that could kill or seriously injure anyone coming in contact with it.

Wiring Your House

Whether you are a new or long-time house owner, you should adhere to the following home wiring guidelines:
Have wiring installed and checked by a qualified electrician. Make sure your appliances are approved by Underwriters Laboratories or another authorized laboratory. Check to see if your house is receiving at least 100 amp service. For full house power, you will need at least 150-200 amps.

Electrical Appliances

Keep combustible materials away from heating devices and lamps

Power Tools

Power Cords