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.


August

Zimmerman (8/7/19)
At 7:41 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019, Zimmerman Substation’s high-side circuit breaker opened, leaving 5,339 members in Zimmerman, Livonia Township, Orrock Township, Big Lake, Elk River, and Baldwin Township without power. A squirrel made contact on the high-side of our circuit #3 recloser, inside the substation. Our crews isolated the damaged substation and backfed all five circuits from our neighboring substations and a tie with Elk River Municipal Utility. By 8:49 a.m., all affected members were restored.

Coon Rapids (8/1/19)
At 7:16 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019, Parkwood Substation’s high-side circuit breaker opened, leaving 3,444 members in Coon Rapids without power. A squirrel made contact with the energized bus work inside the substation. Our crews isolated the damaged substation and backfed all three circuits from neighboring substations. By 8:08 a.m., all affected members were restored.