Adams builds new home for osprey pair

Adams Electric Cooperative worked with the Pennsylvania Game Commission in June to create a new nesting platform for a pair of osprey that began nesting on one of the co-op’s utility poles. The game commission originally permitted Adams Electric to remove the nest after no eggs were found. Within a day of the removal, the birds started to rebuild on that same pole, creating a potential future outage and extreme hazard for themselves.

Adams Electric promotes line crew members

GETTYSBURG, PA: Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. recently promoted two line workers within its operations department.

Mitch Orchowski of Gettysburg was promoted to line serviceman in the Gettysburg District. Orchowski began with the co-op in 1990 and was most recently a lead lineman.

Adam Waldron of Aspers was promoted to first year apprentice in the Gettysburg District. Waldron started with the cooperative in 2013 as a service dispatcher and moved to the operations department as a groundman in 2016.

Storm Q&A

Who do I call if an outage occurs?

When you experience a power outage, report it by calling Adams Electric's toll-free emergency service number, 800/726-2324.

Storm Survival Kit


  • A cord-based telephone or cell phone
  • A cooking source which can be used outdoors
  • An alternate source of heat with extra fuel
  • Battery-powered/portable clock
  • Battery-powered/portable radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio
  • Blankets
  • Bottled Water (three-day supply)

Generator & Heat Safety

  • Consult a licensed electrician to select the right generator for your home or business. Make sure it meets national and local safety code requirements.
  • Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions for safe operation. The correct way to connect a generator is to have a certified electrician install a power transfer switch.

Food Safety

Keep Food Safe During an OutageFood Safety

If electric power is interrupted, food in a refrigerator can keep four to six hours. Do not unnecessarily open the refrigerator door. 

Play It Safe

  • Stay away from downed or sagging power lines.
  • Do not touch anything that is on or near a power line, i.e. trees, tree limbs, cars, ladders, animals.
  • Keep people and pets away from areas where lines may have fallen.
  • If a power line falls across a car that you are in, stay in the vehicle. Note: If you must get out due to fire or other immediate, life-threatening situation, do your best to jump clear of the car and land on both feet. Be sure that no part of your body is touching the car when your feet touch the ground.