Major Power Outage Reports

Stay informed of the facts and details regarding major power outages affecting our members. We generally post outage reports within 72 hours of the outage. Reports are available throughout the duration of each month.

Listed below are this month’s major outages lasting five minutes or more and affecting at least 500 members.


Ramsey (10/9/21)
At 7:49 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021, the high side protection feeding Energy Park Substation opened, leaving 5,114 members in Ramsey, Dayton, and Anoka without power. Earlier at 6:41 a.m., an alarm from the Energy Park Substation was received via SCADA indicating a problem. We dispatched our Substation Technician to troubleshoot the issue. While our Sub Tech was onsite, a relay that controls the high side protection failed causing the outage. Our Sub Tech was able to diagnose and solve the issue. After our Sub Tech was clear of the site, power was restored to all affected members via SCADA at 8:11 a.m.

Big Lake (10/7/21)
At 8:16 a.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021, two high side fuses opened at Big Lake Substation, leaving 1,994 members in Big Lake, Big Lake Township, Orrock Township, and Livonia without power. Our crews isolated the substation and re-energized all five of Big Lake Substation’s circuits from our neighboring substations. Power was restored in steps to the affected members starting at 9:02 a.m. and concluding at 9:14 a.m. Our crews found a bird and it’s nest on top of the substation transformer which caused a flash over inside the substation.

Substation Damage