What do I do if the power goes out?

First, verify that your whole house is out of power. You may have only blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker and need to check your service panel. Check to see if nearby streetlights are off, or find out if your neighbours are out of power.


If you have verified that the outage is not related to your own power source, turn off or disconnect any appliances you were using when the outage occurred. Leave one light on so you will know when power has been restored.


To learn more contact Nelson Hydro 24-hour toll-free at 877-324-9376 (877-32-HYDRO) for status updates.

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1. How do Nelson Hydro Rates compare to other areas of Canada?
2. Moving in, moving out: what do I do?
3. How much advance notice do I need to open, close or transfer an account?
4. New house construction or electrical service upgrade: where do I start?
5. How often am I billed, and how do I pay?
6. How can I keep my bills low?
7. What causes power outages, and will I be notified?
8. What do I do if the power goes out?
9. What do I need to know about trees, branches, and power?
10. Electrical emergency and safety: what should I know?
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