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.
No outages to report.
At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2023, Johnsville Substation Circuit 5 recloser locked out, leaving 1,101 members in Blaine without power. A communications contractor dug into our underground line near the business entrance of 12170 Aberdeen St NE. Our crews isolated the damaged cable and power was restored to all affected members by 5:16 p.m.
Forest Lake (5/22/23)
At 7:55 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2023, Forest Lake Substation Circuit 1 recloser locked out leaving 557 members in Columbus, Wyoming, and Forest Lake without power. Shortly thereafter Washington County dispatch called to report a car had hit our pole on the corner of W Broadway Ave & 232nd St N. At 8:55 p.m., our crews isolated the damaged pole and power was restored to 498 members. Unfortunately, 59 members had to remain without power while our crews worked into the night to safely replace the pole. At 2:57 a.m., our crews finished making repairs and power was restored via SCADA to the remaining affected members.