Approximately 19.1% of normal peak load has been restored on the island of Puerto Rico, the Department of Energy reported on Oct. 18, as power restoration efforts continue to move forward in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which slammed Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in late September.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Oct. 10 that it has placed “an initial order” of $115 million for materials, including more than 50,000 utility poles and 6,500 miles of cable, that are needed to rebuild the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s electric grid.
Experts predict a stronger than normal hurricane season in the Atlantic region this year. Share these safety tips from ESFI with your customers ahead of the storm to keep your community safe.
Electric utility crews, including those at public power utilities, have been at the ready over the last few days to help with the disaster unfolding in Houston, but so far, the situation in the biggest city in Texas looks more like a matter of saving lives than of getting power restored.
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Public power utilities in the Carolinas on Sept. 13 began to grapple with an initial wave of power outages, heavy rainfall and severe flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, which made landfall earlier in the day. But in the days leading up to Florence’s arrival, mutual aid activities were already well underway. Public power utilities from several states sent crews to the Carolinas to help with restoration efforts.
"As Florence bears down on the eastern seaboard, public power utilities from coast to coast stand ready to respond if called upon,” said American Public Power Association President & CEO Sue Kelly. “Our national mutual aid network has deployed crews to the region."
Public power utilities in the Carolinas on Sept. 13 began to grapple with an initial wave of power outages, heavy rainfall, and severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Florence. The American Public Power Association is in touch with member utilities and joint action in the affected regions. We are
The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VI WAPA) and the American Public Power Association held a storm preparedness and resilience workshop August 23-24 in St. Thomas, VI. The event — supported by a grant from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and
The U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority and the American Public Power Association held a storm preparedness and resilience workshop in St. Thomas, VI. The event highlighted lessons learned and improvement opportunities in the wake of the 2017 hurricane season during which the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes that completely devastated their electric system.