Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. strives to
deliver the most reliable electricity possible in its service area.
Unfortunately, even the best of the best systems are not immune
to power interruptions. Major storms, vegetation, and wildlife are
among many causes of unexpected power outages. Since we cannot guarantee
uninterrupted service, here are some tips to help:
If you find yourself without electric service:
- Check and see if your neighbors are without electricity
- If you appear to be the only one without service,
check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker in your main
electrical panel. Reset your residence’s main breaker by
switching the breaker completely off and then completely back
on. If this does not restore service, please call
- It’s also a good idea to turn off any electric
appliance/equipment that was on when service was disrupted.
- You can also open circuit breakers to large appliances
to turn them completely off. Finally, to avoid overloading your
main breaker you can turn items back on in 15 minute intervals
after power has been restored.
REPORTING POWER OUTAGES
In the event of a power failure, contact
us. We would like to get the following information to help us
quickly pinpoint the cause of the outage and get restoration crews
dispatched as efficiently as possible:
- Your full name and address, subdivision or community
name, and account number.
- A phone number where we can reach you.
- The approximate time the power was interrupted.
- Whether or not your neighbors have service or
- Any other pertinent info, such as a downed power
line, a loud noise when the lights went off, or if you have seen
a vehicular accident.
Please note: If you or a member of your
household rely on electrically powered life support equipment, please
inform us of this at the time you call. Also, please verify with
us that your account is noted accordingly. We’ll be glad to
inform you on how you can get your account set up as a Priority
ADVANCED PREPARATION & TIPS
- Make sure your automatic garage door opener
has a manual entry feature.
- Keep a supply of flashlights and batteries
handy; they are safer than candles.
- A cellular phone to make and receive calls.
- A battery powered radio, clock and or TV.
- A supply of bottled water and canned food.
- Leave your refrigerator and freezer doors
closed. Refrigerated items will last a long time without
spoiling if you leave the door completely shut during a