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Monthly Outage Summary
There were 69 outages affecting 166 members in October. The average interruption per customer was 110 minutes. The longest outage was roughly 4 hours affecting one member, involving our crews working with an electrician on a service upgrade. The remainder outages were either planned, weather events, or caused by farm equipment.
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2023 Outage Summary
-20 outages, 35 members, 121 avg. minutes per customer
-Longest outage was 4 hours-53 minutes (involving 1 member)
-26 outages, 33 members, 80 avg. minutes per customer
-Longest outage was 6 hours-55 minutes (involving 1 member)
-61 outages, 128 members, 68 average minutes per customer.
-Longest outage was 2 hours-58 minutes (involving 12 members).
-76 outages, 536 members, 118 average minutes per customer.
-Longest outage: 6 hours-9 minutes (involving 1 member).
-91 outages, 328 members, 76 average minutes per customer.
-Longest outage: 4 hours-33 minutes (involving 1 member).
-70 outages, 350 members, 58 average minutes per customer.
-Longest outage: 4 hours-23 minutes (involving 1 member).
-97 outages, 476 members, 105 average minutes per customer.
-Longest outage: 6 hours-55 minutes (involving 1 member).
-75 outages; 531 members, 110 average minutes per customer.
-Longest outage; 8 hours-25 minutes (involving 3 members).
-54 outages, 198 members, 78 average minutes per customer.
-Longest outage: 3 hours-3 minutes (involving 1 member).
-69 outages; 166 members, 110 average minutes per customer.
-Longest outage; 3 hours-49 minutes (involving 1 members).
What’s causing these outages (Year to Date):
- Planned: 51.18%
- Maintenance: 12.94%
- Weather: 8.38%
- Animals: 8.09%
- Public: 7.50%
- Cause Unknown: 2.21%
- Equipment: 1.91%
- Other: 7.79%
Most outages affect only one or two members.
Most outages affect only one or two members. They are frequently caused by small animals, trees in the line, equipment failure, or motor vehicle/machinery accidents. Larger outages affecting hundreds of members at a time are usually caused by transmission outages, storms, equipment failure to substation equipment, or accidents. Restoration time on weekends and evening outages, when line crews are called out from home, usually takes a little longer to get back on than outages when crews are already out working on the project.
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McLeod Cooperative Power Association.
We will do our best to update this page as we are notified by our line crew in the field.
To report a power outage or emergency situation:
Call the McLeod Co-op Power at 1.800.927.5685, anytime 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Check the fuses/breakers in your home or main breaker on the pole, to ensure outage is not caused by equipment or fuse failure on your side of the meter.
- Call your neighbors. Ask if their power is also off and ask if they have reported it yet. Please do not take for granted that the outage has been reported.
- Call McLeod Cooperative Power to report your outage. Be prepared to give your name, address, and telephone number for the account without power.
Be Prepared – Outages Will Happen!
How prepared are you to be without electricity for an extended period of time? Could your family be self-sufficient if the power was out for a week?
Planning ahead can make a huge difference. You do not have to complete survival training; just some critical supplies, and following some important guidelines.
Critical supplies to have at home:
- At least one telephone that does not require electricity to operate or recharge.
- Bottled water (at least 3 gallons per person).
- Flashlights and extra batteries.
- Canned food and a manual can opener.
- First aid kit, prescription medications, candles, matches, and a portable radio.
- Consider investing in a generator.
- Listen to weather updates for freezing rain or severe blizzard conditions.
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