Great Lakes Energy brings electric service to our members using both overhead and underground distribution and service lines. Although underground lines and ground-based transformers are more protected from weather damage, they can be more at risk from human activity, such as excavating. Below is a list of safety tips that will help protect you and our crews in areas where our facilities are located on, or below ground level.
Please stay away from pad-mounted transformers (the big green box). While safe, they are not meant for touching, climbing or playing. Pad-mounted transformers carry high voltages of electricity that serve many homes in our communities.
Transformers aren't toys
Never touch, climb or play on pad-mounted transformers. Never put fingers, sticks or other objects through cracks in the transformer.
Dig with diligence
Never dig near a pad-mounted transformer. They are surrounded by underground cables. Hitting the cable could result in electrical shock or disruption of service.
Always dial 8-1-1 before you dig.
Give us a call
Report problems. If you notice anything amiss, such as an unlocked transformer or one that has been damaged, please contact us immediately at 888-485-2537.
this is good advice I did not know. I have seen boxes in wooded area’s that where neglected Hopefully Everyone will take note and tell kids and everyone about this.