Glenwood Springs – Mitchell Creek Electric Transmission Line Rebuild
The safety of the public around our electric system influences every decision we make. Xcel Energy complies with federal, state and company safety standards. It’s our mission to ensure your family, neighbors, and every one of our employees stay safe each day.
Follow these tips to stay safe around our electric system:
Before working outside, first look up and all around to see if there are any overhead power lines above the work area. Keep yourself, your tools and your equipment at least 10 feet away from overhead lines at all times. This includes transporting ladders or other equipment. Be sure to carry all tools horizontally, especially ladders to ensure proper balance and avoid accidental contact. The only safe contact is no contact.
Call Before You Dig
Many of today’s electric lines are buried underground and could run right through your yard. One free, easy call gets your utility lines marked AND helps protect you from unnecessary injury or expense.
Contact 811 to have buried utility lines marked by a professional before beginning any digging projects, such as planting a tree, installing a mailbox or building a deck. Once the lines are identified, respect the marks and avoid digging near them. The line may be shallower than you think due to natural shifts in the ground.
Be aware that you might have electric or natural gas lines on your property (e.g., outdoor grills, propane lines, dog fencing) that will not be located.
Report an Outage
If you experience an electrical outage, report it to Xcel Energy by:
- Visiting our Report an Electric Outage website
- Calling 800-895-1999
- Texting OUT to 98936
You can check the outage map for updates following your report.
In an emergency, ALWAYS dial 911.
Xcel Energy has always worked to reduce the risks of wildfire. The Xcel Energy Wildfire Mitigation Program works to reduce risks of wildfire on our infrastructure and risks that the electrical system would cause a wildfire. Part of this program includes replacing aged infrastructure like we are doing for this Project in Glenwood Springs.