There are no major outages right now.
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HOUSE MOVEs scheduled OCTOBER 18 - 19:
LREC will be assisting with multiple houses being moved from Oxbow, ND to three different sites on Wednesday, Octocber 18 and Thursday, October 19. Members affected by the outages from the house moves are in parts of the following townships: Cormorant, Scambler, Lake Eunice, Dunn, Lake View, Candor, and Hobart. Their power could be off up to 3 hours at a time and could be off more than once. The move will start at 8:00 Wednesday morning and 8:00 Thursday morning. Because of the height of the houses, it is necessary to cut and splice wires to move the house through safely. If you are affected by outages from the house move, you should receive a post card or a notification call.
If weather or other circumstances postpone this project, an alternate date and time will be posted on our website and Facebook page. You may also call us at 1-800-552-7658 for information.
If you have critical power requirements, please make provision for the interruption. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during these planned electrical outages.
Stay Informed Here
When severe weather hits, get the latest outage information right here. We keep this page updated with the latest outages in Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s service area.
When there are outages, the status of the repair progress will be detailed below. We will continue to post updates throughout the restoration process. Additionally, you can sign up to receive updates via text or email through MyMeter when your property is directly affected.
HOW TO REPORT AN OUTAGE
Before you call, please verify that you haven’t blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Be prepared to provide as many details as possible. It is also extremely important that we have your correct phone numbers on file. These numbers identify your account.
Call (800) 552-7658 or (866) 367-5732:
- To report power outages lasting longer than a few minutes.
- To report an electrical safety hazard.
You may be directed to our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system if the outage is widespread. The automated IVR system will prompt you to enter and provide your outage information. Please speak your responses or enter the outage information using your key pad. The automated system also asks if you have specific details about the outage such as a broken pole, tree on the line, wires down, or partial power.
Additionally, you can now report an outage using MyMeter.
HOW WE RESTORE POWER
Outages occur for a number of reasons. In the event of a large or widespread outage, we prioritize repairs in order to get the largest number of customers back on first.
- First, we check and repair any damaged transmission lines. These are the lines that bring power to our electrical system.
- Equipment or line repairs at substations will be done next in order to transfer power from transmission lines to the main distribution lines throughout our service area.
- After the substations are repaired, we turn our attention to our main distribution lines, and then to tap lines, which carry electricity from the main distribution lines to smaller groups of customers.
- Once all distribution lines and tap lines are repaired, we begin working on service lines, which typically bring power to only one or two locations.
Restoring power during inclement weather or after a large accident can be a big job. Lake Region Electric maintains a 24-hour, 365 day-a-year dispatch center so if you should lose power, be assured we are working as quickly as possible to get your lights back on.
Here are photos of some of the issues our crews needed to address in the aftermath of the June 13th storms. Click photos to see full-size versions.