What to Do in an Outage

ML&P delivers reliable power 99.99% of the time, but occasional power outages occur. Most are of short duration. However, in the event of an earthquake, extreme winter weather, wildfire or other disaster, you may need to be prepared to be on your own for a while without assistance.

Power outages may be scheduled by ML&P in order to safely rebuild, repair or maintain the electric system. Scheduled outages are done to minimize the changes of an unplanned outage. We will try and let you know in advance of any scheduled outage-by letter, notice, personnel visit or telephone call.

ML&P crews work around the clock and in all kinds of weather to deliver and restore power safely and efficiently.

Most outages are of short duration. However, in the event of an earthquake, extreme winter weather, wildfire or other disaster, you may need to be prepared to be on your own for a while without assistance. In these situations, do not call 911 or the operator to report power outages unless it's a life-threatening situation. Calls of this nature tie up lines that are critical for emergency services and response.