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Safety Overview

Public safety is at the foundation of all we do. We take a proactive approach by implementing safety measures before, during and after construction.

The Project has been designed to meet federal and state standards and safety requirements for installing, maintaining and operating electric infrastructure.


Infrastructure Safety

Our electric system, including substations and power lines, are monitored by a 24/7/365 staffed control center. If there is an unanticipated event in the system, the flow of electricity into the system is disrupted at a nearby substation to protect the public.

We inspect our infrastructure regularly to check for damage, equipment needing repair or replacement and anything else that might jeopardize safe, reliable operation of our equipment.

In the event of an electric infrastructure problem, clear the area immediately and contact Xcel Energy’s emergency number: 800-895-1999. Call 911 in an emergency.


Staying Safe Around Construction Areas

We are committed to maintaining a safe working environment in your community. For your safety and the safety of our crews, remember these tips:

  • Watch for construction crews and equipment.
  • Do not enter construction areas.
  • Obey signage and directions from crews.
  • Reduce speeds while traveling.
  • Observe parking restrictions.
  • Remain flexible as work progresses and work areas change.


Call Before You Dig

A common cause of utility line strikes results from improper or unauthorized digging near underground utilities. Prior to digging, call 811 or visit to have buried utility lines located and marked. This helps prevent dangerous conditions that result from damaging a buried line.