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 Pacific Northwest and California were battered by a series of significant snow storms in recent weeks but they have been able to effectively respond to resulting power outages and, in some instances, mutual aid has come into play.
Light Up Navajo is an initiative to bring electricity to the 15,000 Navajo households that do not have power. The Navajo Nation is 27,000 square miles, a service area that makes providing electricity no small task. The terrain, distance between the homes, and the sheer size of the area makes it
Responding to a mutual aid request, crews from Missouri public power utilities over the weekend came to the assistance of Missouri’s Columbia Water & Light to help with power restoration efforts after a snow storm hit the city.
California public power utility Sacramento Municipal Utility District recently restored power to about 190,000 customers overall after a major storm hit northern California.
New York State will provide technical assistance to the U.S. Virgin Islands for its ongoing efforts to rebuild and modernize the islands' electric grid.