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When heavy snow and ice cause downed power lines and outages, our crews work as quickly and safely as possible to restore power.

Peak Alert

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Your cooperative is currently experiencing normal energy demand. No special energy saving measures are necessary.

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1. Stay Warm

Plan to use a safe alternate heat source, such as a fireplace or wood-burning stove during power outage. Never leave heat sources unattended and remember that fuel- and wood-burning sources of heat should always be ventilated.

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2. Stay Fed

Several days of food and water supplies that do not need to be cooked should be on hand. Crackers, cereal, canned goods, and bread are among the best options. Five gallons of water per person should also be available in the event of an extended power outage.

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3. Stay Safe

When an outage occurs, it can mean that power lines are down. Its is best not to travel during winter storms, however, if you must, bring a survival kit along and do not travel alone. If you encounter downed lines, ALWAYS assume they are live. Stay as far away as possible and report the situation.

For More Information

Contact: Angela Catton, NIPCO Manager of Member Relations & Development at 712-546-3505 (office) or 712-301-8545 (cell) or via email at