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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I don’t know about you, but our mutual aid team breathes a big sigh of relief on December 1 — the “official” end to the Atlantic hurricane season. While there truly is no “disaster-free” time, this time of year is usually a good time to step back and reflect on your utility’s preparedness policies
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), along with its New York State utility partners, has reviewed and updated its mutual assistance protocol in advance of the winter storm season. The update further details and strengthens the escalation of requests and coordination of mutual assistance resources with the electric industry national mutual assistance programs,
The American Public Power Association held the 2019 Public Power Mutual Aid Exercise in Syracuse, N.Y. The exercise involved a scenario based largely on Hurricane Donna, which slammed into the East Coast in 1960.
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.