Power Outages

If the power goes out, call Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s outage reporting system at 888-253-4232.

Helpful Tips
  • Use hot water sparingly (most hot water tanks with retain heat for approximately 24 hours)
  • Know how to manually override you electronic garage door
  • Unplug sensitive electronic equipment
  • Turn off electrical appliances to prevent fires and equipment damage
  • Leave one or two lights on to let you know when service is restored
  • Use battery-powered flashlights for illumination
  • Avoid using candles, oil-lamps, or anything with an open flame
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer closed as much as possible to keep food fresh
  • When power is restored, turn on electrical appliances gradually. Sudden heavy consumption can damage the electrical system and extend the outage
  • Have a power outage kit including:
    • Batteries
    • Flashlight
    • Glow-in-the-dark light sticks
    • Lantern
    • Matches
    • Portable radio
    • Wind-up clock