Can I use a portable generator during an outage?
Most portable generators are only powerful enough to run a few necessary appliances in your home. You should never plug your generator into an outlet in your home. If a generator is connected to an outlet in your home, the electricity can travel out to the Electric Departments' lines and through transformers creating a life-threatening situation for Electric Department employees working to restore power.

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1. What is a power surge?
2. Do you have to set that pole or electrical box there?
3. Why do you have to trim my tree?
4. What should I do if a tree is in the electric lines?
5. Can you raise my wires?
6. What if I build a new deck under electric lines?
7. When can you fix my street light?
8. Can you turn off a street light shining in my window?
9. Can I switch from an overhead service to an underground service?
10. Can I get all the poles removed from my yard?
11. What is an outage?
12. How do I report an outage?
13. What are some common causes of power outages?
14. In what order does Alliance Electric Department restore power?
15. Can I use a portable generator during an outage?
16. Why do neighbors have power and mine is still off?
17. What is the telephone number for the Digger's Hotline to call before I dig?