What causes power outages?

Kaysville Power is committed to providing reliable electric service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. However, events outside of our control can cause disruptions to your service.

The most common cause of a power outage is a storm. Thunderstorms, windstorms and snowstorms can all cause damage to power lines and electrical equipment. Heavy rain can also saturate the ground and cause trees to fall on power lines.

Other common power outage causes include:

  • Vehicle accidents that involve utility poles
  • Animals chewing on or contacting electrical equipment
  • Foil balloons contacting power lines
  • Trenching, digging and other construction projects that damage underground cables

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