How to prepare for a power cut

It is a good idea to prepare for power cuts in advance. Preparation is especially important if you have elderly people or small children in your household. It is a good idea to keep the following items in a readily accessible part of your home or cottage:

  • A torch and batteries
  • Spare fuses
  • Candles and matches
  • A battery-powered radio or car radio
  • Firewood if you have a fireplace or other wood-burner at home
  • Drinking water
  • A power bank for your mobile phone

If you want to ensure an uninterrupted power supply for a computer or another sensitive device, equip the device with a reserve power system, such as a UPS system.

If uninterrupted power is essential, you could consider purchasing a reserve power system. For example, a generator may be a good option for farms.

It is also a good idea to prepare for storms

Thunderstorms can damage devices connected to the electricity and phone network, especially in rural areas. The easiest and most affordable way to prevent damage to computers, home electronics and telephones is to unplug the devices from sockets during a thunderstorm. Unplugging antenna, telephone and internet cables is also recommended.

Subscribe to power cut notifications on your phone

You can also activate the Sähkövahti alert service, which will notify you of upcoming planned outages and failures. You can select whether you want to receive alerts by text message, email or both