AEL&P serves 15,600 customers with electricity, 24/7, 365 days-a-year, at 186,000 miles per second. The equipment that makes this happen works between 138,000 volts and 120 volts. Equipment wears out and when it does it lets us know about it with a "bang!" Some equipment serves one home while other equipment serves the whole city.
People - 37%
People are only human. Everyone is entitled to a mistake or two. The best examples of man-made outages include vehicles running or backing into our equipment, backhoes digging into cables, etc...
Mother nature - 24%