Power Outage in Billings, MT

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NorthWestern Energy
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(888) 467-2669 Report Online
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Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative
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(406) 348-3411
Mid-Yellowstone Elec Coop, Inc
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(406) 342-5521
Western Area Power Administration
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(720) 962-7000
Fergus Electric Coop, Inc
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(406) 538-3465


Crews work to restore service for thousands still without power | News | khq.com

SPOKANE, Wash. - Strong winds moved through the Inland Northwest Friday night into Saturday morning, at one point leaving more than 26,000 people without power.

Nov 5, 2022

California avoids outages after day of grid-straining heat Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn

The California Independent System Operator on Wednesday thanked residents and businesses for heeding another “flex alert,” a request to reduce electricity consumption during peak evening hours.

Sep 8, 2022

California power outages averted again | abc10.com

California avoided rolling outages during extreme heat Wednesday

Sep 7, 2022

Outages leave over 5,000 Avista customers without power | News | khq.com

SPOKANE, Wash. - On Saturday evening, numerous outages in the Spokane area have left around 5,000 Avista customers without power.

Sep 3, 2022

PSC dismisses NorthWestern's Billings battery storage project

Battery storage is a relatively new tool for banking low-cost energy for later use or sale when prices are high.

Aug 9, 2022

Blackout warnings by PSC commissioners unfounded, utility says

Montana Dakota Utilities said they have adequate power supply and expect no blackouts stemming from heat waves in the middle of the United States.

Aug 4, 2022

UPDATE: Evacuations lifted on Elmo 2 fire, 7k acres burned | Montana News | montanarightnow.com

Homes between Dayton, Elmo and Big Arm were in various levels of evacuation preparation Friday evening.

Jul 31, 2022

Power outage in Billings affecting hundreds | News | kulr8.com

BILLINGS, Mont. - Hundreds are without power following a storm in Billings Sunday.

Jul 25, 2022

Power outages, downed lines reported as strong storms move through the area

A downed power line on I-90 near 27th st. in Billings forced road closures and long lines of backed up traffic in both directions.

Jul 24, 2022

2 kids among 6 dead in Montana highway pileup, 8 others hurt | WKRC

Two children are among the six people who died in a pileup after a Friday evening dust storm caused blackout conditions on Interstate 90.

Jul 16, 2022

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Billings, Montana

City Billings
County Yellowstone
State Montana (MT)
Country United States
Zip Codes 59101, 59102, 59103, 59104, 59105, 59106, 59107, 59108, 59111, 59112