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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A line of thunderstorms packing intense straight-line winds and three tornadoes ripped through New York’s Mid-Hudson region the afternoon of May 15, snapping trees, wires and power poles and leaving 200,000 electricity customers without power. Utility mutual aid arrangements kicked into gear, and many public power utilities sent crews and equipment to the region to help restore power.
The public power spirit of community extends to utilities helping each other through mutual aid. Mutual aid is neighbors helping neighbors in need, even when those neighbors are thousands of miles away. More than 1,100 public power and rural cooperative utilities belong to the national public power
We on Association staff have been working on power restoration since Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. But there is nothing like going and seeing it for yourself to fully appreciate just how complex and difficult the restoration effort has been, and how much has been accompli
Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, power has been restored to nearly 93 percent of customers, reports the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. PREPA has been helped by a massive unified effort from FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps, the Department of Energy, and many public power and investor-owned electric utilities.
On the evening of Saturday, September 9, 2017, into Sunday, September 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma, a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds in excess of 120 miles per hour, and gusts recorded up to 150 mph, delivered a direct hit to our service area, the lower Florida Keys. Headquartered in Key West