Your Home - How We Restore Power
During extended outages, many members believe that "they are always the last ones turned back on" during a power outage. This cannot be farther from the truth. There is a systematic and highly efficient method that must be used when restoring electric service to members without power.
Power must be restored in the following order to insure that all member's power is restored. An individual service in the middle or at the end of a line cannot receive electricity until all of the repairs between them and the power supply have been made.
Below is a simple "step-by-step" process that has to be used when restoring power during a power outage:
Hopefully, the order in which electric service, as described above makes some sense. Please understand that at no time, does North Western Electric or any other utility randomly decide which services to restore and to leave off. Restoration of electric service is typically an efficient process that takes some time to complete.