Piedmont Electric Cooperative plans outages in an effort to prevent unplanned outages. During planned outages, we are either reworking the system, balancing the load on the lines or carrying out repairs.
By conducting regular inspections along our lines and at our substations, we can catch and fix small issues before they grow. We test equipment, inspect poles, monitor fluid levels and search for excess heat (which indicates a potential issue). While these inspections can lead to a short, planned outage, they help prevent longer outages and keep our system working efficiently. Additionally, sometimes our power provider has damages or needs to make repairs to the section of their grid that supplies our power which requires our service to be disconnected so the maintenance or repairs can safely take place.
Thank you for your patience as our crews work to maintain our electric grid. If you have any questions, please call us at 800.222.3107.
Upcoming planned outages
You do not need to report the outage unless you are past the scheduled time frame. If you are still experiencing a power outage after the planned outage time frame, please report your outage through SmartHub or by calling us at 800.222.3107.
There are no upcoming planned outages at this time.
Recently completed planned outages
There are no recently completed planned outages at this time.