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.


East Bethel (2/8/19)
At 9:55 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019, Coopers Corner Substation and East Bethel Substation lost its transmission source, leaving 5,456 members in East Bethel, Bethel, Athens Township, Oak Grove, St. Francis, Ham Lake, Linwood Township, and Oxford Township without power. An equipment failure on Great River Energy’s transmission line caused their overhead conductor to come down onto our underbuilt Coopers Corner Circuit 4 distribution feeder. GRE crews stapled their conductor out of the way of our overhead line to allow us to energize it. At 3:28 a.m., power was restored via SCADA to the remaining members. Repair work will continue on Monday, February 11.