Get Compensated for IPL Power Outage

Utility Outages Get Compensated for IPL Power Outage

Get Your IPL Power Outage Reimbursement With DoNotPay

Your business and home suffer when a power outage occurs. Your commercial activities can be brought to a halt, lowering your revenue. Food items in the fridge go stale, and you're the one who suffers the financial losses. But you can get compensated for an IPL power outage with the help of DoNotPay.

What Causes Power Outage?

There are several causes of an IPL power outage. Some of these are:

Natural CausesStrong winds, lightning, snow, ice on the lines, and rain can cause a power outage. A tree branch contacting power lines is an addition.
Equipment FailuresNot every time a piece of equipment can do its job perfectly. It requires maintenance and repairs once broken. It includes problems with switches, cables, transformers, etc.
Human ErrorThere are times when we unintentionally contact power lines causing power outages. Examples are traffic accidents and placing an antenna near a power cable.
Scheduled MaintenancePart of maintaining the safety and performance of equipment is maintenance. Sometimes scheduled maintenance is needed to avoid accidents in the future.

How to Check for an IPL Power Outage

The Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) now operates under AES Indiana. Therefore, you can quickly check an IPL power outage online by following the simple steps below:

  • Visit the AES Indiana website – Go to the website to access the dedicated page for customer information on power blackouts.
  • Click "View live outage map" – This action opens a new window with an IPL power outage map that provides real-time data about various locations experiencing power or cable loss, including the number of affected.
  • Navigate the map - Use Ctrl + Scroll to zoom into the specific locations affected by the power cut.

What Should You Do When a Power Outage Occurs?

The first thing you need to do during an outage is to follow the necessary safety procedures to avoid accidents and electrocutions. Afterward, consider making an IPL report for the power outage to notify the power company of the power blackout. Here's how:

  • Proceed to AES Indiana's website > Outages > Report Outage. Here you'll answer three simple steps and submit your account details for AES Indiana to track your location.
  • Instead, you can contact the company directly at (317) 261-8111 to report an Indianapolis power outage, damaged power lines, streetlight outages, or a downed section of the main power grid.

How to Get Compensated for an Outage 

Experiencing a power outage in Indianapolis can be costly at work and home. Most businesses depend on electricity and internet connection. You can't work if there’s an outage. Power losses can also cause appliance failure and perishable goods to go stale in the fridge.

It's possible to seek compensation for any damages or losses caused by abrupt power blackouts. However, AES Indiana considers several factors before settling a claim. Typically, AES won't be liable if the damage or loss is caused by the following factors:

  1. Accidents
  2. Breakdowns
  3. Fires
  4. Power-line failure
  5. Vandalism
  6. Short Circuits
  7. Strikes

AES Indiana investigates each IPL power outage claim on a case-by-case basis in an expert and fair manner. The amount of the settlement fee is often determined by the factual details and policies set by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC).

Steps to Take if Your Power Outage Claim Is Denied

Handling a power outage claim is challenging in itself, and it only gets worse when your claim is denied. However, you might turn things around and get your compensation amount by doing the following:

  • Review the terms for compensation – If your claim is denied, it's usually indicated in the notification report, including the reasons for the denial. It also outlines the resubmission procedure and how you can appeal the denial.
  • Avoid delays – You need to adhere to the timeframe provided by the state of Indiana and IPL on submissions and resubmissions of power outage claims. Failure to make your filing on time leads to nullification.
  • Understand the appeal process – Ensure you know AES Indiana's appeals process to enable you to respond according to the company's actions. Understanding the updated information on claim appeals increases your resubmission's success.
  • Don't stress; help is available – Your DIY approach to power outage claims may be flawed because you don't know how to proceed. That's frustrating, but you shouldn't worry because DoNotPay is your trusted robotic lawyer, tacitly mandated to help you get your IPL power outage compensation.

How to Get Power Outage Refunds Using DoNotPay

If you've experienced hours-long power outages, it's not fair to be required to pay the entire utility costs. You can file a claim due to sustained injuries or losses from power, cable, and internet outages. With DoNotPay, you can file your claim in minutes with high approval rates.

Suppose you've experienced a blackout and you don't know how to start the claims process. In that case, you can follow the following simple instructions to seek a refund for a power outage.

  1. Go to the Outage Refunds product on DoNotPay.

     

  2. Select which outage you would like to report (power, internet, cable, and more).

     

  3. Select your energy provider and enter your account number.

     

  4. Indicate when the outage started and how long it lasted.

     

  5. Verify your account information.

     

  6. If you want to be reimbursed for losses related to a power outage, choose whether you want to be reimbursed for personal injuries, damaged property, or both.

     

  7. Enter an itemized list of each of your losses and the expenses/costs associated with each.

     

  8. Upload documents or photographic evidence that proves your losses. Also add the names of any witnesses who can attest to your losses if possible.

     

  9. Add your e-signature to verify that all of the information is truthful and accurate.

     

Why Use DoNotPay to File an IPL Power Outage Claim?

Using DoNotPay to file your Indianapolis power outage has some benefits that you would otherwise have gotten by adhering to the conventional procedure. The following are the pros of using the tool.

  • Fast – Don't spend long hours trying to convince IPL to approve your power outage claim; use DoNotPay and complete the filing process in less than 10 minutes.
  • Easy – Avoid filling out multiple documents or keeping track of all the guidelines in the claims process. We've simplified the process into nine easy steps, saving you time and energy.
  • Successful – As mentioned earlier, there are possibilities of your claim being denied, but not with DoNotPay. We will make your case on your behalf and ensure IPL considers and settles the compensation amount.

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