Power Restoration Operations

Power outages are caused by many different events and PGE’s line crews work as fast as safety allows to restore customers’ power. In this gallery, you’ll find photos and videos of PGE line crews working to restore power in the wake of winter storms. You’ll also find photos and video of PGE specialists inspecting transmission and distribution lines. Should PGE need to call for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), our crews would need to inspect the power lines prior to re-energizing the lines.

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PGE line crews repair distribution equipment damaged during a wind storm to restore power (video courtesy of PGE).

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PGE crews assess right of way and field-validate weather conditions in the Mt. Hood National Forest near Rhododendron, Ore. (video courtesy of PGE).

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PGE line crews repair distribution equipment damaged during a winter storm to restore power (video courtesy of PGE).

Winter photos

While we plan and prepare for storms all year round, outages can still occur. When inclement winter weather such as snow, ice and high winds cause power outages, PGE crews work around the clock as quickly as safety allows to restore power.

PGE line crews repairing damaged equipment
PGE team inspecting lines from a lift
 crew member operates the boom lift while repairing equipment
Damage downed tree during snow storm
downed line damage on snowy street
Damage tree fallen on house
Distribution equipment is coated in ice
downed lines on road
Winter Storm damaged equipment
PGE line crews repair damaged equipment at intersection
 PGE line crews drive in snow to make repairs
PGE line crews assess damage to equipment
Winter Storm downed lines on the road
Winter Storm PGE crews fixing lines

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In the wake of a winter storm, PGE line crews repair damaged distribution equipment to restore power (photo courtesy PGE).

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In the wake of a winter storm, PGE line crews repair damaged distribution equipment to restore power (photo courtesy PGE).

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In the wake of a winter storm, a PGE line crew member operates the boom lift while repairing damaged distribution equipment to restore power (photo courtesy PGE).

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Distribution equipment is damaged during a winter storm (photo courtesy PGE).

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Distribution equipment is damaged during a winter storm (photo courtesy PGE).

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Distribution lines are damaged during a winter storm (photo courtesy PGE).

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Distribution equipment is coated in ice during a winter storm (photo courtesy PGE).

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Distribution equipment is damaged during a winter storm (photo courtesy PGE).

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Distribution equipment is damaged during a winter storm (photo courtesy PGE).

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In the wake of a winter storm, PGE line crews repair damaged distribution equipment to restore power (photo courtesy PGE).

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In the wake of a winter storm, PGE line crews repair damaged distribution equipment to restore power (photo courtesy PGE).

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PGE line crews assess damage to equipment in the wake of a winter storm (photo courtesy PGE).

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In the wake of a winter storm, PGE line crews repair damaged distribution equipment to restore power (photo courtesy PGE).

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In the wake of a winter storm, PGE line crews repair damaged distribution equipment to restore power (photo courtesy PGE).

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Summer photos

While we plan and prepare for storms all year round, outages can still occur. During the summer, wildfires, extreme temperatures and the potential need to call a Public Safety Power Shutoff can cause power outages. PGE crews work around the clock as quickly as safety allows to restore power.

Trees and part of a distribution circuit North of Government Camp
senior technical program manager for PGE’s wildfire operations program field-validates weather conditions with a handheld fire weather meter
 senior technical program manager for PGE’s wildfire operations program management, field-validates weather conditions with a handheld fire weather meter
Managers walk line and assess right of way in Mt. Hood National Forest
Managers walk and assess line in Mt. Hood

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A distribution circuit North of Government Camp in the Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE)

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Zach Littlefield, the senior technical program manager for PGE’s wildfire operations program management, field-validates weather conditions with a handheld fire weather meter in the Mt. Hood National Forest. (photo courtesy PGE)

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Zach Littlefield, the senior technical program manager for PGE’s wildfire operations program management, field-validates weather conditions with a handheld fire weather meter in the Mt. Hood National Forest. (photo courtesy PGE)

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Zach Bertalot (right), PGE manager of forestry, and Zach Littlefield, the senior technical program manager for PGE’s wildfire operations program management, assess right of way in Mt. Hood National Forest. (photo courtesy PGE)

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Zach Bertalot (right), PGE manager of forestry and Zach Littlefield, the senior technical program manager for PGE’s wildfire operations program management, assess right of way in Mt. Hood National Forest. (photo courtesy PGE)

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