Electricity is an important part of our lives. We strive to maintain power and minimize the length of time anyone has to be without power. By being prepared and informed, you can help us restore your power as quickly as possible.
When an Outage Occurs
Wild Rice Electric responds to an Outage
Wild Rice Electric phones are answered 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. When the office is closed, a dispatch system will handle your call and forward reports concerning the outage to appropriate crews. Should you find the phone lines busy, please be patient. We will answer your call as promptly as possible. The continuation of a busy signal indicates a large outage with many customers attempting to call at the same time.
Common Causes of Outages
Keep at least one good flashlight and a battery operated radio with fresh batteries in your house.
Place Wild Rice Electric's telephone number, your account number and 911 address near your telephone. Your account number is found on your bill.
Keep extra ice in freezer. If it is an extended outage, ice can be used to keep perishable food from your refrigerator iced in coolers. You can also use this ice for drinking water as it melts. Wrap blankets over freezer and coolers. Keep freezer closed. A well stocked freezer should keep frozen for several days if left shut.
In a wide-spread storm outage phone lines are extremely busy and you may not be able to get through to our office. The following radio stations will be receiving and broadcasting updated outage information:
- KDLM 1340 AM/104.1 FM - KRJM 101.5 FM
- KRCQ 102.3 FM - KROX 1260 AM
- KKCQ 1480 AM/96.7 FM - KFGO 790 AM
- KKEQ 107 FM - WDAY 970 AM
- KRJB 106.3 FM