Our #1 goal is to safely restore power to the greatest number of members in the shortest time possible.  To accomplish that, prioritization looks like this:

  1. Transmission lines receive first priority. This is because they supply power to substations, which distribute power to thousands of members.
  2. Substations are next.
  3. Then, transformers and distribution lines.

Watch a 3-minute the video on outage restoration prioritization here: