For Immediate Release
weather brings outdoor parties for graduations, birthdays and weddings.
However, when foil balloons, also known as Mylar balloons, from those
festivities come into contact with power lines, outages can occur. When a
foil balloon contacts a power line or a part of substation equipment, its
metallic properties can cause a surge of electricity that can, in turn, cause
the equipment to short-circuit. And the spark could lead to a power outage or
balloons were the cause of nearly 30 service interruptions between January,
2015 and May, 2016 that affected approximately 1,100 customers, for an average of
about two Mylar balloon related incidents per month.
City Electric encourages customers to help reduce foil balloon-related power
outages and ensure safety by keeping the following tips in mind:
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