Public power utility crews connected more than 200 Navajo Nation families as part of a mutual aid initiative by the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and the American Public Power Association to provide electricity to thousands of Navajo homes that was recently completed.
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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While the shift to a culture of security in the power industry will not be an easy thing to do, the American Public Power Association is working to help member utilities beef up their security posture in a number of ways including entering cooperative agreements with the Department of Energy.
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is asking utility companies to consider sending their electric line crews to the Navajo Nation to be a part of Light Up Navajo II, which will begin in the spring of 2020. Based on the outcome of a pilot project that successfully extended electricity to 233 families, Light Up Navajo II will seek to connect 300 families to the power grid.
Public power crews were hard at work on Friday helping to restore electricity to customers in South and North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia after the states were hit by Hurricane Dorian.
South Carolina’s Santee Cooper's personnel are prepared for the anticipated effects that Dorian may have on Santee Cooper’s service territory, the the state-owned public power utility said. Mutual aid crews from public power utilities in the Southeast have been pre-positioned to help Santee Cooper with recovery efforts.