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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Public power crews helped to swiftly restore power in Louisiana communities affected by Tropical Storm Barry, which brought winds, heavy rain, and storm surges over the weekend.
Kentucky public power utilities Paducah Power Systems, the Princeton Electric Plant Board and Madisonville Municipal Utility Department recently sent crews to help two cooperatives in the state with power restoration efforts after severe storms hit the state.
In the wake of a recent severe weather system that knocked out power to around 3,000 customers, Minnesota public power utility Rochester Public Utilities called on assistance from other public power utilities in the state to help with restoration work.
Crews from a large number of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) member utilities recently provided mutual aid assistance to Celina, Ohio, after the city was hit by an EF3 tornado on Memorial Day.