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GP&L Updates Regarding COVID-19:

-Various City facilities, including the Duckworth Utility Services Building are closed. In-person payments can be made at the Utility Payment Drive-Thru (717 W. State St.) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other utility payment options are also available.

-The City of Garland is working with customers during these difficult times, and will not disconnect electric or water service for late or lack of utility bill payment. Be aware that scammers are especially active at this time. Learn about utility billing scams and COVID-related scams.

-Social distancing keeps customers and GP&L employees safe.

-Find more coronavirus (COVID-19) updates on the City of Garland home page. 

Surge Protection

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Protect your Electronics from Power Surges

Power surges often occur during thunderstorms and can overload or short out the electronics in your home. You can reduce the risk of power surge damage to your electronics by using proper point-of-use and whole-house surge protectors or by simply unplugging devices during a storm or power outage.

Before purchasing or installing a surge protection device, it’s important to research how to best meet your home’s needs.

  • Point-of-use surge protectors look similar to power strips, and are the most common type of surge protector. However, not all power strips offer surge protection, so read the product label. Surge protectors will wear out.
  • Whole-house or service entrance surge protectors can be installed on your main electrical panel or at the base of your electric meter. Whole-house surge protectors only offer protection from surges entering through your home’s electric lines, not through telephone lines or TV/satellite dish cable.

View an infographic about surge protection.