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Please move over for roadside crews

February 22, 2022

Al’s roadside safety story Every year, workers along the sides of roads are injured or killed when a car crashes into the crew’s site, even when the area is marked with bright cones and warning signs. Al Sears, a South Central Power Company lineworker in Hillsboro, learned this first-hand after an alcohol-impaired driver drove through […]Read more

Stay Safe: Don’t touch electrical equipment

November 2, 2021

Read up on some facts and tips about utility equipment. If in doubt, don’t touch it — call us first for assistance!Read more

Are you disaster-ready?

September 2, 2021

How to prepare for a 72-hour emergency Severe weather can strike at any time. Heavy snow and ice, strong winds, flooding, thunderstorms, and tornadoes all have the potential to close roads, take down power and telecommunication lines, and more. In the blink of an eye, we can find ourselves without the ability to cook, travel, […]Read more

Why did my lights flicker?

July 30, 2021

Have you ever noticed your lights blink during a thunderstorm? Or perhaps you’ve noticed a blinking microwave clock when you arrive home. When this happens, you’ve likely experienced a brief disruption to your electric service, which could result from a blink or power surge.Read more

The right connection: generator safety tips

December 23, 2020

Our mission at South Central Power Company is to provide reliable power, but outages do happen. Extended outages can be inconvenient or uncomfortable, depending on the weather. For many homeowners, including those with security or medical issues, reliable backup power is more than just a luxury. These concerns, combined with a growing dependence on electronic […]Read more

Harvest workers urged to take time to reap safe harvest

September 15, 2017

It can be an exciting and exhausting time — the culmination of a season of hard work. However, the rush to harvest can also yield tragic outcomes. Each year, dozens of farm workers are killed and hundreds are injured in accidents involving power lines and electrical equipment. “Things people see every day can fade from […]Read more

Please make room for roadside crews

May 30, 2017

When the power goes out, so do South Central Power’s line crews. Lineworkers are the first to respond after an outage occurs, and they work tirelessly to restore power to the communities we serve. If you’re traveling and see one of our crews on the side of the road, we kindly ask that you move […]Read more

Thunderstorm safety tips from the American Red Cross

April 4, 2017

When thunderstorms are rolling your way, stay safe with these helpful tips from the American Red Cross: Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes or increasing wind. Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are likely to occur. Many people struck by […]Read more

Know what’s below

November 9, 2016

Dial 811 before you dig. Spring is an optimal time of year to dream up and achieve your landscaping masterpiece, but in many parts of the country, planting shrubs in early fall gives the plants a head start at establishing roots in the season’s cool, moist soil. Perhaps you’re planning to build a new deck […]Read more

Stay focused on safety during harvest

September 7, 2016

During harvest season, many farmers reap the benefits of advancement in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. Yet despite these advances, safety risks remain. To help farmers stay out of harm’s way, Safe Electricity shares tips for a safe harvest. GPS with […]Read more