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Stormy Weather Ahead

A power outage can mean a disruption in business for commercial and industrial customers and mission for government agencies. The impact of these storms can be reduced by being prepared before, during and after the storm.

Before the Storm

Check standby generation fuel levels, distribute local utility outage reporting phone numbers along with utility account numbers to staff and develop relationship with local utility customer service and operations personnel.

During the Storm

Report outage to electric utility for each account experiencing an outage, monitor outage restoration on utility website and turn off major load so that it does not all start up the same time when the utility power is restored.

After the Storm

Contact utility customer service representative or operations manager and request meeting to discuss cause of outage and develop a plan to eliminate or reduce chance of outage in the future.  Keep track of each power disturbance using a "Power Distrubance Reporting Form" (See sample form below).  This will help the electric utility more easily identify the cause of the disturbance and its impact on your building's operation.