Texting Outage Notification

Text NBU to 85700 to sign up for outage notifications and more. You can report outages, check the status of device interruptions, and receive alerts for service information.


Once enrolled in the program, you will receive automated text notifications from NBU regarding outages. To enroll in the program, a customer must have a mobile number associated with their NBU account. This can be done by calling Customer Service at 830-629-8400 during business hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by calling Systems Control Center at 830-629-4628 (4NBU) after business hours.


text message giving address of outage


Reporting an Outage

  • In the event of an outage, NBU electric customers enrolled in the Texting Outage Notification program will be able to report outages by simply texting #Out to 85700.

Checking the Status of an Outage

  • Once an outage is occurring at the customer's location, they are able to text #Status to check on the status of an outage, and NBU's notification system will then respond with the current status of the outage at the customer's location.

NBU Notifies Customers of Outages

  • NBU will also be able to notify the customer that there is an existing outage at their location if it has been reported by another customer. In the event of an outage detected at a location, NBU will text the customer to notify them.

Notification of Restored Services

  • Finally, whether the customer reported the outage or received notification of the outage from NBU, the customer will receive a final text when the outage has been restored.