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Outage Center

When a power outage occurs, CWLP crews work to restore service as quickly and safely as possible. Year-round we dedicate resources to ensure the delivery of reliable and safe service to our customers. From continuously updating our infrastructure, to trimming trees and maintaining a rapid response from our crews, we work to minimize service interruptions.

For the fastest response to an electric service outage or emergency, report to Electric Dispatch at 217.789.2121*.
For the fastest response to a water service outage or emergency, report to Water Dispatch at 217.789.2323 ext 2.

NEW Check your outage status and see where service is affected on our interactive Outage Map.
Outage Map

*Attempting to use other means to report a power outage or other emergency (including by emailing or calling other department phone numbers or by posting to CWLP's social media pages) is NOT the most efficient way to ensure your report gets through. In fact, using these other communications options might significantly delay your information from reaching the appropriate response personnel.

Although our Electric Dispatch phone system has been designed to allow a large number of calls to be handled quickly and efficiently, it is possible that—during very widespread outages—you might have difficulty having your call quickly answered by either a live dispatcher or the automated system. If this should happen to you, please know we are doing our very best to respond to all calls and we need to hear from you. If Dispatch isn’t already aware of your power outage, please keep calling until you get through.


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To report a street light outage or other non-emergency utility issue, please use the report a problem page.
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