Springfield Utility Board

Outage Prevention

SUB does everything possible to ensure a steady flow of power to its customers, including monitoring and replacing equipment regularly with numerous maintenance and testing programs.

SUB’s electric system also has been designed with built-in redundancy.  That means if one part of the system goes down, SUB can transfer that load somewhere else, reducing the amount of time customers go without power.

In addition, SUB protects its power lines in a number of ways.  Animal barriers have been placed on transformers and lines to minimize the damage from rodents and birds. Also, crews trim the trees around primary lines to help prevent damage from falling branches.

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