What preventive measures do you take to minimize outages?

Preventative maintenance is the best tool against outages. In addition to ensuring the lines, poles and transformers are in top-notch condition, the state’s electric cooperatives employ an aggressive tree trimming and right-of-way clearing program. After a hurricane, downed trees and branches are usually the primary cause of outages. Keeping the power lines right of ways clear reduces the chances of tree-related outages.