Reporting a Power Outage

If you have a power outage at your home or business follow these steps:

  1. Check to see if your circuit panel or fuse box has tripped or blown a fuse. If it has tripped, reset the breaker or replace the blown fuse.
  2. Check the disconnect on the outside just below your meter base. (Not all buildings have an outside disconnect – mainly mobile homes.)
  3. Check with neighbors to see if they have power.
  4. Turn off all household appliances, computers, televisions, and air conditioning and heating units, etc. When power is restored, turn on items one at a time.
  5. In the event of a power outage please call Black River Electric Cooperative at (803) 469-8060 or after 5:00 p.m. or weekends call 1-844-431-BREC (2732).
  6. When calling, please be prepared to provide us with the exact name as listed on your Black River account, your account number or your actual service location address along with a current working phone number. After power has been restored to your area, Black River employees may contact you to verify that your lights are back on.
  7. Also, leaving your porch light on will help restoration crews verify that your power has been restored.