Planned Outage Notification Call List
If you depend on life support equipment, contact EnerStar
EnerStar does its best to keep the power on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Yet despite our best efforts, outages do occur. For most members, this is an inconvenience, but for those who depend on electricity to power life support equipment, an outage can present a real challenge. To protect yourself, be prepared by installing a generator or having some other form of backup plan.
While most outages are weather-related, a few are planned in advance for maintenance and construction purposes. In instances of a planned outage, EnerStar maintains a Planned Outage Call List for those members with a verified medical necessity. These members receive notification in the event of a scheduled power outage.
If you or a relative depend on electrically powered life support equipment and would like to be put on the call list for medical reasons, it is necessary for the member’s doctor to send a letter to EnerStar indicating the need for electrically operated life support. The letter should include information regarding the person needing life support equipment, the type of equipment, and location information. It is the member’s responsibility to keep all contact information updated with EnerStar.
It is important to stress that by being placed on the planned outage call list, EnerStar is in no way guaranteeing uninterrupted power supply. Members must make personal arrangements for both unplanned and planned outages.
If you or your business depends on uninterrupted power supply, the use of an electric generator is highly recommended, and computers should have some sort of a battery back-up system.
To be placed on the Planned Outage Call List for medical reasons, send an email to EnerStar’s Vicki Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (800) 635-4145, extension 101.