Glenwood Springs – Mitchell Creek Electric Transmission Line Rebuild Project
Public safety is at the foundation of all we do. Xcel Energy complies with federal, state and company safety standards. It’s our mission to ensure your family, neighbors, and every one of our employees stay safe each day.
Around our electrical system, please follow these tips to stay safe:
Overhead Power Lines
Before working outside, please look up and around to assess your surroundings. Contact with overhead power lines may result in serious injury or even death. Please keep all tools, equipment and vehicles more than 10 feet away from overhead power lines.
Call 811 Before You Dig
Are you planning to build a fence, install a mailbox or plant a tree this growing season? Before you start any outdoor digging project, no matter how large or small, “Know What’s Below.” Call or click Colorado 811 to locate and mark buried utility lines.
Hitting an underground utility line while digging can cause serious injuries, disrupt service to entire neighborhoods and potentially result in fines and repair costs.
One easy call to 811 starts the process. Visit CO811.org to find out more.
Stay Away from Downed Power Lines
If you come across a downed power line, leave the area and report it immediately by calling 800-895-1999 and 911. Never approach a downed power line. Always assume that power lines and electrical equipment are energized and extremely dangerous. Touching a live line or anything near it, such as a fence, puddle, car, can cause electrocution resulting in serious injury and even death.
Report an Outage
If you experience an electrical outage, report it to Xcel Energy by:
- Going online
- Calling 800-895-1999
- Texting OUT to 98936
After you report your outage, check the outage map for updates.
In an emergency, ALWAYS dial 911.
Xcel Energy has always worked to reduce the risks of wildfire. Xcel Energy has recently created a program to reduce risks of wildfire on our infrastructure and risks that the electrical system would cause a wildfire. Part of this program includes replacing aged infrastructure like we are doing for this Project in Glenwood Springs.