Columbus, Neb. – Spring has sprung, and one week after entering the new season, Mother Nature reminded several Nebraska towns of her presence.
Nebraska Public Power District customers in the communities of Tekamah, Union, Dubois, Pawnee City, Humboldt, Table Rock, and Burchard all experienced periodic outages yesterday, throughout the evening and into this morning. All communities have restored service, with the exception of Burchard. Restoration is expected later this morning following equipment repairs.
Outages were caused by weather-related events and interruptions to system equipment such as substation breakers. Typical causes can include high winds, trees falling into lines, or lightning strikes.
NPPD works to restore service as promptly as possible and call center service representatives are available day and night. If you have an outage and get your electric bill from NPPD, call (toll free) to 1-877-ASK-NPPD (275-6773). Customers can also follow NPPD on Facebook and Twitter.
NPPD encourages all customers to practice safety during storm season. If you see a downed power line, treat it as energized and call your local utility. Outage safety tips are available on www.nppd.com under the “Power Outages” tab.
Because Nebraska’s electrical grid is interconnected, NPPD works in partnership with its wholesale utility customers when outages to its infrastructure impact their local systems. If your power supplier is a utility other than NPPD, check with your local power provider. To find out who your local power provider is, view the Nebraska Town Index under the “About Us” section on www.nppd.com.