OREGON POWER OUTAGES & HOW TO PREPARE
IMPORTANT INFO ON POWER OUTAGES, BATTERY BACKUP AND RESILIENCE.
COULD BATTERY BACKUP HELP YOU?
OREGON UTILITIES ARE PLANNING POWER OUTAGES
Due to extreme heat and drought conditions, numerous Oregon utilities have warned residents of planned power outages this year to prevent wildfires. This could cause families and businesses a lot of stress and money…unless they are prepared.
Create an outage kit and make sure everyone in your home knows where to find it. Below are a few basic items:
Flashlights or headlamps
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and clock or watch
Battery-powered or hand-held fans
Car chargers for cell phones, laptops and/or tablet computers
Bottled water for people and animals (if you rely on electricity to pump water)
Frozen cold packs or water frozen in bags or plastic bottles (keep ready in your freezer)
Emergency phone numbers
Find your full power outage checklist here.
Summer safety-related outages are different than winter outages. Plan for household needs and gather what you’ll need to stay cool, fed and hydrated.
Plan ahead to relocate with a friend, family member or to a shelter, especially if you have a medical condition that requires electricity or you’ll need to work or learn from home during an outage
Plan for feeding and watering pets or livestock, if well pumps don’t have power
Consider buying a backup generator and follow manufacturers’ guidelines for its safe operation
Plan your evacuation route if needed (see your county’s evacuation guide)
Create a line of defense around your home
Find a full planning checklist here.
Oregon residents with medical needs and facilities that care for vulnerable populations and depend on electricity for medical equipment need to have a backup source of power and contingency plans in the event of an outage.
Plan for medical needs so you can still power medical equipment during an outage.
Enroll in our Medical Certificate program, this lets us know where there are critical needs so we can proactively communicate with you about outages.
Plan ahead to relocate with a friend, family member or to a shelter if needed.
Consider buying a backup generator and follow manufacturers’ guidelines for its safe operation.
In the event of a power outage, having backup power can be crucial to the safety of you and your family. To ensure you are safe and have backup power, consider some of the following:
Have extra batteries on hand for flashlights, radios, fans, cellphones, and other vital tools.
Invest in a backup generator to power larger appliances and medical equipment.
Install battery backup to power large appliances and provide longer-term security.
Pair your battery backup with solar panels, which can recharge your battery backup and help withstand longer power outages.
Learn more about solar and battery backup here.
IS THERE A POWER OUTAGE IN YOUR AREA?
Use these tools to see current or planned power outage in your area for PGE or Pacific Power. If you use another utility, refer to the list of Oregon utilities below.
Unsure of your utility company? Use the map below to find your utility company.
FIND YOUR UTILITY
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|Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative
|Central Electric Cooperative
|Clearwater Power Company (ID)
|Columbia Basin Cooperative
|Columbia Power Cooperative
|Columbia Rural Electric (WA)
|Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, Inc.
|Douglas Electric Cooperative
|Harney Electric Cooperative
|Hood River Electric Cooperative
|Lane Electric Cooperative
|Midstate Electric Cooperative, Inc.
|Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative
|Surprise Valley Electric Corporation (CA)
|Umatilla Electric Cooperative
|Umpqua Indian Utility Co-op
|Wasco Electric Cooperative
|West Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc.
|Canby Utility Board
|City of Ashland Electric Department
|City of Bandon
|City of Cascade Locks
|City of Drain
|City of Forest Grove Light & Power
|City of Monmouth
|Eugene Water & Electric Board
|Hermiston Energy Services
|McMinnville Water & Light
|Milton-Freewater City Light & Power
|Springfield Utility Board
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON DURING A POWER OUTAGE
Are you, your family, or your business prepared for an extended power outage?
One of the best ways to protect your family and business during a power outage is with a generator, battery backup, and solar panels.
Blackout-proof your home with one of our high-capacity batteries. Charge your battery with your solar array and use during power outages and to charge your electric vehicle (EV).
Looking to go off the grid? Want to be prepared in a power outage? Get utility-quality power using one of our generators. Nor sure how much backup capacity you need? We can help!
DON'T SIMPLY RELY ON YOUR UTILITY
Relying on a single source of power can leave households and businesses at extreme risk. If your utility goes down, how will you keep your home safe and your business running? With solar panels, a generator, and energy storage, you can keep your family safe and your business powered and profitable.