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.


September

Isanti (9/9/22)
At 1:08 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2022, Isanti Substation Circuit 4 recloser locked out, leaving 1,002 members in Isanti and Isanti Township without power. A jumper burned up on our overhead line along 3rd Ave NW, north of Isanti Pkwy NW. This caused our overhead line to fall to the ground. Our crews isolated the downed line and between 2:29 a.m. and 2:39 a.m., all affected members were restored.


August

Big Lake (8/31/22)
At 2:21 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, Thompson Lake Substation Circuit 1 recloser locked out, leaving 963 members in Big Lake, Big Lake Township, and Becker Township without power. A contractor struck our underground feeder cable with the blade of a bulldozer causing the outage. Our crews isolated the damaged cable and by 3:06 p.m., all affected members were restored.

Baldwin Township (8/29/22)
At 8:02 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2022, Baldwin Substation Circuit 3 recloser locked out, leaving 1,004 members in Baldwin Township and Blue Hill Township without power. Our crews found a snake had gotten into one of our switchgear cabinets and caused the outage. Our crews isolated the damaged cabinet and restored power to all affected members by 9:53 a.m.

Nowthen (8/27/22)
At 9:11 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022, Anoka Substation Circuit 6 recloser locked out, leaving 679 members in Nowthen without power. Our crew found a tree on our overhead line along County Road 5, just north of County Road 64. At 10:12 p.m., the tree was removed and power was restored via SCADA to all affected members.

St. Francis (8/27/22)
At 5:20 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022, Coopers Corner Substation Circuit 2 recloser locked out, leaving 529 members in St. Francis, Oak Grove, and East Bethel without power. Our crew found and removed a tree on our overhead line. At 7:08 a.m., power was restored via SCADA to all affected members.