Stay Away from Electrical Substations

An electrical substation converts electricity to a lower voltage so it can be safely routed and delivered to your home. Because high-voltage power runs through substation equipment, please avoid substation areas and the fences that surround them. Keep the following safety tips in mind:

  • Never release metallic balloons near substations. If they get caught in the equipment or lines, they can cause power outages
  • Never fly kites or drones near electrical substations. If you do and the kite or drone gets caught inside the fence, let us retrieve it for you
  • Teach youngsters to stay away from electrical substation fences. The area is dangerous, and these fences are NOT for climbing
  • If you see a substation fence or transformer cabinet that is open or looks to be vandalized, please contact us immediately at (800) 282-3824

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