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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

Electrical safety lessons for kids

September 2, 2016

We all know electricity plays a major role in our everyday lives, and it is a powerful resource that should be respected. Unfortunately, our children often do not understand the dangers of electricity. At South Central Power, we encourage you to share electrical safety tips and lessons with your little ones as often as possible. […]Read more

Use caution near co-op equipment

July 20, 2016

By Abby Berry As you find yourself spending more time outdoors this summer, South Central Power reminds you to exercise caution near electrical equipment maintained by the co-op. Substations and power lines carry extremely high voltages, and if contact is accidentally made, the results can be dangerous––or even deadly. Never climb trees near power lines. […]Read more

“Pokemon Go” interactive game poses electric safety threat

July 14, 2016

South Central Power Company issued a warning today regarding the hazards posed by the popular “Pokemon Go” interactive game, which encourages players to collect, battle, track and capture Pokemon characters, in real-world settings. In particular, gamers are challenged to go to specific locations to catch Pokemon, including sites such as electric substations. South Central Power […]Read more