Berkeley Electric Cooperative flags the account of members who have medical equipment that requires electricity. If a widespread outage is predicted due to severe weather, these members will receive an automated phone call alerting them to make arrangements for their safety.
It is important to remember that extensive damage to our electric system could take numerous hours, or even several days, to completely repair. Members who must have electricity should be prepared with an emergency backup plan. The plan could include arrangements to move to an alternative location, use of a portable generator and/or installation of a battery backup on important electrical devices. Unfortunately, we are not able to guarantee uninterrupted or priority service.
In order for your account to be flagged, you will need to provide a letter from a licensed healthcare provider to confirm the use of medical equipment that requires electricity.