Summer season is storm season. Thunderstorms, lighting strikes, heavy winds and hurricanes are known to cause havoc, and sometimes power outages.
We’re prepared to respond to any storms that hit our area. When outages occur, we’ll work around the clock- as quickly and safely as possible- to get the lights back on.
And thanks to the investments we’ve made in smart grid technology, we can often stop an outage before it occurs. In fact, with state-of-the-art automated sensors and switches, plus our advanced software system, we’ve avoided more than one million customer outages since 2015.
You can prepare for summer storms along with us. Here are a few precautions you can take BEFORE a storm hits to keep your family and home safe:
- Use surge protectors to help protect your appliances and electronics.
- Have ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) professionally installed on your outlets. These devices can cut off power instantly if there’s a safety hazard.
- Prepare and maintain an emergency kit with food, water, medication and pet supplies.
- Charge your phones and other devices before severe storms.
When storms hit, visit pplelectric.com and follow us on social media to stay up to date.