Report Electric Outages 24/7 to 866-444-0016
Automated Outage Reporting Systemstcharlesil.gov/utility-billing/.
Registered phone numbers are linked to your City utility account so an outage location automatically can be identified when you call to report an issue. It also allows customers to receive updates about the outage and get a call back to confirm power restoration.
The most common causes of power outages are storms, auto accidents and external contact with electric lines. We also experience outages related to the system of our wholesale electricity suppliers. In an attempt to minimize the duration of any outage, our system is loop-fed, and repair personnel are required to live in close proximity to the city. We always restore power as soon as possible.
If the power goes out, call the above number and report the outage. If you witnessed any flash or heard a loud bang at the time of the outage, please report that as well.