Continued Restoration Efforts

Crews Working Hard to Bring Power Back to Customers

Austin Energy continues to work as quickly and safely as possible to restore power. A majority of customers whose power was affected by the winter conditions last week have electricity again, and crews continue to work on the remaining outages.

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When Will I get power?  

Working through the system and identifying issues from the severe winter weather will take time. Full restoration may take several more days.

We Have to Restore Power Carefully

As we bring circuits online, we bring them up in sections to test their ability to handle the amount of demand. This can take time and reveal other issues that need to be addressed before a full restoration, including tree limbs on lines, line fuses that need to be replaced and other equipment repairs. This requires manual work for each situation.

How You Can Help as We Restore Power

If you are currently without power, you can help us avoid overloaded circuits and additional outages when power comes back on by:   

  • Turning off your thermostats.   
  • Turning off light fixtures and unplugging any appliances. 
  • Only leaving on one light to indicate when the power is back on.  

For More Information

You can also find more information about Austin Energy’s current outages on the Austin Energy Outage Map.

If you experience an outage and do not see it on the Outage Map, please report it to 512-322-9100 or via the Outage Map.

Date last reviewed or modified: 2/19/21


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