Power Outage Priorities
- Transmission lines and substation facilities that carry large power loads are repaired first.
- Next, major distribution lines are repairs to restore power to essential services.
- Other distribution lines are then repaired, with the order of repairs based on restoring power to the greatest number of customers possible.
- Finally, power is restored to individual homes. If the problem is in the house wiring, responsibility for the repair may fall to the consumer.