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Outage Map & Status
If you are without power, please call us at 541-484-1151.
On any given day, electric utilities experience small power outages across their service areas. For example, a tree in the line, a vehicle crash into a pole, or even a squirrel on a transformer can affect a single home or small pockets of members in a specific area. As such, when you look at our outage map, regardless of time of day, you might see outages appearing on the map and in the table to the right of the map, even if there are no “large-scale” outages. Our outage map displays real-time activities that are occurring, 24-7-365.
Lane Electric’s mission is to provide members with safe, reliable electric service – day and night. Despite our best efforts, severe weather and unusual circumstances can wreak havoc and cause a power outage that can last for hours or days. For more information, please review our Power Outage Tips.
Planned Summer Power Outages
There will be a series of planned power outages for Lane Electric Co-op members in July and August. We know outages are very inconvenient and we appreciate your understanding. These power interruptions are necessary in order for Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to safely replace and upgrade electrical equipment. The necessary upgrades help reduce the likelihood of unexpected outages in the future and help improve reliability.
- Saturday, July 13 at 10 p.m. to Sunday, July 14 at 7 a.m.
- Friday, July 26 at 10 p.m. to Saturday, July 27 at 7 a.m.
- Saturday, July 27 10-11 p.m.
- Saturday, August 24 10-11 p.m.
Fern Ridge Substation
- Saturday, July 27 at 10 p.m. to Sunday, July 28 at 7 a.m.
- Saturday, August 24 at 10 p.m. to Sunday, August 25 at 7 a.m.
- Saturday, July 13 10-11 p.m.
- Friday, July 26 10-11 p.m.
Blue River Substation
- Thursday, September 26 at 10 p.m. to Friday, September 27 at 8 a.m.
Members in the affected areas should have received a letter about these upcoming outages. We also plan to send reminder emails, text messages and make automated phone calls closer to the planned dates. Please call our office if you feel you need to update your contact information.
For all members using medical equipment requiring electrical power, you will need to make provisions for these power outages.
Lane Electric and BPA appreciates your patience and apologizes for any inconvenience these outages may cause.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is Bonneville Power Administration?
Bonneville Power Administration, also referred to as BPA, provides the transmission lines to Lane Electric’s distribution lines. Lane Electric purchases wholesale power from BPA; they market wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydroelectric projects in the Northwest, one nonfederal nuclear plant and several small nonfederal power plants. They operate and maintain about three-fourths of the high-voltage transmission in their service territory. BPA’s territory includes Idaho, Oregon, Washington, western Montana and small parts of eastern Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
2. Why are these outages necessary?
BPA operates and owns one of the nation’s largest high voltage systems. Created in 1937, major construction of their high voltage transmission system happened between 1940-1960. Fast forward a few years, this is an aging system that we depend on for reliable service. Without proper maintenance of their equipment, Lane Electric customers could experience unplanned outages with unknown durations. When BPA’s system is more reliable, ours is too!
3. Why during the night?
Lane Electric and BPA work together to try and find a time that is least disruptive. We know this is not necessarily convenient for everyone, as we are a diverse community, but we do our best to balance the impacts of a planned outage. Crews will be working during the night, hoping this is least disruptive to our members when most people are asleep.