Despite it being dangerous outside, inside, the power plant is one of the safest places in Bright Falls against the Dark Presence. On the wall outside by the door, there is a sign that gives a warning:
This decommissioned site is private property. The power plant is no longer in operation.
Trespassers will be prosecuted."
In The Alan Wake Files it is discovered that the power plant was shut down following the Volcanic quake of July the 18th due to damage making it unsafe. The Volcanic quake was the same one that brought down Diver's Isle. It could be that as the quake was caused by the Dark presence that maybe it wanted to weaken the power plant as this is one of the safest places from the darkness as the game shows, that or it could just be an accident as the Bright Falls towns people like to believe.
This power plant provides all the light in the region. With recent developments in hydroelectric energy, and the recent earthquake activities, the power plant, along with the nearby warehouses, transformer yard, and swing bridge, are open for local visitors only.
When you first walk into Bright Falls Light & Power, you instantly get blinded by light. The entire front room is covered in light bulbs and light fixtures. There isn't a single spot where light doesn't shine on. Around the room there is some ammo, flares, and flashbangs.
- Despite the warning given on the sign, Cynthia Weaver continues to live here. The towns people, including the law (being Sheriff Sarah Breaker), seem to be alright with that, despite the warning.