Keeping your power on is our highest priority. However, from time-to-time, our service area experiences a major storm that may cause wide-spread power outages. Our crews and contractors work diligently to maintain the rights of way (ROW) to standard widths, but in many cases the surrounding trees far surpass the height of the power lines. If these trees are weighed down by heavy snow, or we experience a wind event, those trees fall into the lines, snapping poles and breaking wire in the process.
As your electric cooperative, we are focused on providing affordable, reliable service to our members. We want you to be prepared and know how to effectively report an outage and where to turn for outage-restoration updates.
While we work hard to provide high quality, reliable electric service to our members, we cannot guarantee uninterrupted power. When an outage does occur, we focus on restoring service interruptions as quickly and safely as possible.
In the event that you do experience an outage, we ask that you report all information via your SmartHub account or ap
Once you make the report, there is no need to contact CEC again unless an emergency arises or your neighbor's power returns and yours does not. Please be patient. During major outages, there may be more members trying to call than we have phone lines to handle. Extra calls prevent others from getting through to report their outage.
The Outage Info link contains a map illustrating the locations of current outages in CEC's service territory.
To access the most up-to-date information during an outage, please visit our Facebook Page or our Outage Map
During major storms, CEC issues updates and posts them to its Facebook page. CEC’s Facebook followers can access outage content and will include up-to-date restoration news and locations. ** Do not post your outage to our Facebook page **. By publicly announcing you are without power (or worse, are not home), you are potentially inviting criminal activity. We felt it was in our members’ best interests to prevent such activity by limiting our Facebook page to general restoration updates.
CEC's outage map is updated LIVE from the field and is therefore the most up-to-date resource available. Here you will be able to access outage numbers, locations, and restorations estimations as they come available. CLICK HERE to view the outage map.