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Power Outages

What Causes Outages?

Severe weather such as high winds, thunderstorms and freezing rain can result in power outages, but these are not the only reasons you might experience an outage.

Elexicon Energy’s (formerly Veridian Connections) system controllers and crews work hard to do their part in keeping the power on. But, sometimes outages are caused by circumstances out of our control.

The following data is from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015:

  • 37% Equipment Failure
  • 17% Animal Contact
  • 13% Unknown Reasons
  • 10% Planned Outages
  • 10% Tree Contact
  • 7% Severe Weather
  • 4% Loss of Supply
  • 1% Unforeseen Events

Veridian’s Power Outages Infographic