A “blink” is:

  • a brief momentary interruption in service
  • a normal part of a power delivery system that serves an important purpose

Despite our best maintenance efforts, strong winds can cause trees to make contact with wires. As the electric system works to identify and resolve problems that may arise from this contact, protective equipment may cause:

  • lights to dim
  • momentary power loss of a few seconds

Without this protective equipment that sometimes causes “blinks,” prolonged outages might occur more frequently.