Report An Outage
South Plains Electric Cooperative works hard to keep outages to a minimum, but there are times when Mother Nature can take a turn for the worse. Thunderstorms, ice storms, tornadoes, flash floods and other natural catastrophes can not only knock out electrical service; they can also put life and property in peril.
No matter how severe the storm, you can rest assured that South Plains Electric Cooperative won't leave you in the dark during these trying times. Not only are our 155 employees working hard to ensure your power is restored in a timely manner, we are committed to providing you up-to-date information during outage situations.
Reporting an Outage
It's important for you to know the correct procedures for reporting an outage. Whether you call or text to report your outage, having your account up-to-date with current phone numbers and email addresses will make the reporting process easier.
If your service is interrupted:
- First check your fuses or breakers to make sure the problem is not your own.
- Check to see if your neighbors have service.
- If you are not sure we have your phone number on file, please have your meter or account number ready before calling.
The most efficient ways to report an outage is through our 24-hour automated outage-reporting system or by texting. This system works on caller ID technology, so it's important that we have current telephone numbers on file and that you call from the number on file with the outage. The automated system does not recognize the phone number, you can leave a detailed message about the outage location. Our member service representative will listen to the messages and record your outage.
To call and report an outage:
(806) 741-0111 Lubbock local
(888) 741-0111 toll free
You may experience a busy signal when calling during a major outage. During outages of 100 residential members or more, we will be posting up-to-date information on our Facebook page. You cannot report your outage via Facebook, but you can learn what happened and the progress our crews are making to restore power. If you see we are aware of outages in your area, be assured we will restore power as quickly as possible, even if you haven't personally contacted the Cooperative.
To text and report an outage:
You may also use our Outage Texting service.
Opt in by texting SPEC to 85700
Text HELP for more info. Text STOP to 85700 to cancel.
Max 10 msgs/week sent to your phone.
Message and data charges may apply.
Use our free mobile app to report an outage.
Indicates 101+ members affected.
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Path to Power Restoration
When electricity goes out, most of us expect power will be restored within a few hours. But when a major storm causes widespread damage, longer outages may result. Cooperative line crews work long, hard hours to restore service safely to the greatest number of members in the shortest time possible. Watch this video to learn how power is restored.