Goodhue County Coop News
Electrical substations may be on ‘Pokémon Go’ game app
GCCEA and other electric companies are urging everyone to be cautious when using the new "Pokémon Go" app and to stay away from all electrical facilities.
The app uses buildings and landmarks as gathering sites for players. The electric cooperatives learned there is discussion that players can catch electric-type Pokémon near substations and transformers.
Electrical equipment is very dangerous and should not be considered gaming locations. Electric companies urge gamers, customers and the public to stay away from substations, all power lines and equipment on utility poles and underground electrical facilities commonly identifiable as those green boxes in neighborhood yards.
Never attempt to enter substations, go over a fence or climb utility poles to try and reach transformers. Serious injury or death can occur.
If someone sees activity where a person is trying to get into a substation or climb an electrical pole, you are encouraged to call 9-1-1 first, and then GCCEA's office at 507-732-5117.
July 5th Storm
Thank you again for your patience and understanding during the system wide outages caused by this storm! A brief summary has been posted about the July 5th storm. Click the link below or navigate to News and Events and look for the July 5th Storm Summary.
In order to maintain reliable electric service, Goodhue County Cooperative Electric has a program that includes spraying to keep the power line right-of-way areas cleared. If you have concerns about the right-of-way being sprayed next to your land, please notify us. We will do our best to avoid spraying your land, but please do not solely rely on notifying us. You MUST mark the area that should not be sprayed by posting signs. It is your responsibility to see that the area is posted and we will do everything we can to make sure the area is not sprayed. If you have any questions or concerns in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Register for Outage Texting!
Visit the Outage Center page (tab at the top) and click on the SIGN UP link to register your account and phone for outage texting! You will be able to enter the word Outage along with a keyword and send it via text to 55050 to report an outage. That's it. No phone call to make, just a simple message and dispatch will be alerted. Make sure you read the instructions (along the left hand side) while you are signing up. You need to register your account number, phone number, and a keyword (such as 'home' or 'farm') in order for the feature to work properly.
Links to Solar Array data at GCCEA & Great River Energy
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