Oncor power outages last night

Oncor power outages last night

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Electric

Paris, TX

#1 Oct 27, 2013
We had about a 3 hour outage and then another one later. Maybe they need to invest in new equipment. Do their repairmen live out of town?
Duh

Paris, TX

#2 Oct 27, 2013
Electric wrote:
We had about a 3 hour outage and then another one later. Maybe they need to invest in new equipment. Do their repairmen live out of town?
LOL! Do you think new equipment will be impervious to lightening strikes? Or did you not notice all that thunder going on outside?
lol

United States

#3 Oct 27, 2013
Electric wrote:
We had about a 3 hour outage and then another one later. Maybe they need to invest in new equipment. Do their repairmen live out of town?
They don't repair lines when there is lightning nearby..Would you?
cash

Clarksville, TX

#4 Oct 27, 2013
obamy care caused it
Electric

Paris, TX

#5 Oct 27, 2013
Duh wrote:
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LOL! Do you think new equipment will be impervious to lightening strikes? Or did you not notice all that thunder going on outside?
Only if it is grounded properly. You work for them?
Duh

Paris, TX

#6 Oct 28, 2013
Electric wrote:
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Only if it is grounded properly. You work for them?
Really? Tell me how to ground it properly and we'll make sure lightening never strikes our equipment again.
LOL

Paris, TX

#7 Oct 28, 2013
Duh wrote:
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Really? Tell me how to ground it properly and we'll make sure lightening never strikes our equipment again.
You seriously don't know how to do that? I hope you don't really work for a power company.
Duh

Paris, TX

#8 Oct 28, 2013
LOL wrote:
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You seriously don't know how to do that? I hope you don't really work for a power company.
WHOOSH!
Plain and Simple

Paris, TX

#9 Oct 28, 2013
My block loses power every time there is lightning. EVERY TIME. I can look up the street and see lights. The block behind us has lights. I am calling the public utility comission and reporting this problem. I have never had this many problems with service in bad weather. It shouldn't go out as frequently as it does.
Wondering

Dallas, TX

#10 Oct 28, 2013
Remember life before deregulation? I do and the local power company employees were able to do their job. Now after deregulation we pay higher rates and we have to go through our provider to report an outage. These power lineman are great folks who spend many sleepless nights working away from their families so we can have our A/C running. I voted against deregulation but the same people who voted for ended up voting for Obama.
crusing to thump head

United States

#11 Oct 28, 2013
If people would stop stealing the ground wire to poles they might fix it faster. I've read a lot of times it's just the reduction coil and they have to put a tool in the side of it and turn the breaker bake on. Sun would be a hard time to get really rapid work. I remember during the sever ice storm we had almost 15 years ago they were out on lines breaking from ice weight, and falling tree limbs. It was a long 2 weeks before power but it just made us appreciate it more. I have to admire their work. I keep a 12v car battery fully charged with several large LED panels which would provide light for a considerable amount of time for those long waits. Most people just get in the car and ride around until it comes on.
Ramblin Man

Mena, AR

#12 Oct 29, 2013
I live in paris and on average we have about 4-6 hours per year with no power. This is 99.999 percent uptime. As a country we have one of the most reliable power grids in the world. I can't believe some of the crap some people complain about. We are becoming a nation of pansies. If you're a man, grow a pair. If you're a woman, put your big girl drawers on.
Paris Resident

Paris, TX

#13 Oct 29, 2013
Ramblin Man wrote:
I live in paris and on average we have about 4-6 hours per year with no power. This is 99.999 percent uptime. As a country we have one of the most reliable power grids in the world. I can't believe some of the crap some people complain about. We are becoming a nation of pansies. If you're a man, grow a pair. If you're a woman, put your big girl drawers on.
If i have food in my freezer and it spoils,will they reimburse me for my food?
Duh

Paris, TX

#14 Oct 29, 2013
Paris Resident wrote:
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If i have food in my freezer and it spoils,will they reimburse me for my food?
If you'll leave your freezer door shut, your food won't spoil in a couple of hours. If it does, you need a new freezer.
Ramblin Man

Arlington, TX

#15 Oct 29, 2013
Paris Resident wrote:
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If i have food in my freezer and it spoils,will they reimburse me for my food?
Nope. The last outage that the area had that was long enough to spoil food was during the major ice storm. I lived in the country then and was without power for two weeks. We cooked up food as it thawed and made do with ice chests. Very minimal loss of food. Truth be known, most families throw out more food in a week than would be lost if the freezer lost power. We've become wasteful and soft.
Plain and Simple

Paris, TX

#16 Oct 29, 2013
Ramblin Man wrote:
I live in paris and on average we have about 4-6 hours per year with no power. This is 99.999 percent uptime. As a country we have one of the most reliable power grids in the world. I can't believe some of the crap some people complain about. We are becoming a nation of pansies. If you're a man, grow a pair. If you're a woman, put your big girl drawers on.
I have 4-6 hrs every other month dude. Its just my block, as I stated before. It is way too frequent and it is because Oncor is cheap and puts band aids where stitches belong.
Ramblin Man

Mena, AR

#17 Oct 29, 2013
Plain and Simple wrote:
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I have 4-6 hrs every other month dude. Its just my block, as I stated before. It is way too frequent and it is because Oncor is cheap and puts band aids where stitches belong.
If you are having trouble dealing with it, then by all means report it. But what you are experiencing is no different than what most of us out in the country put up with with the electric co-op. Even then, your outage rate is still less than 1/2 of 1 percent. But you do stand the chance of missing a few episodes of American Idol. ;)

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