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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California public power utility Silicon Valley Power received a mutual aid commendation from the American Public Power Association for electric restoration efforts it provided to the City of Redding Electric Utility during the 2018 Carr Fire, which was the eighth most destructive wildfire in California history.
“The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is severely limited.” –Robert Greenleaf It is incredible that today, we have thousands of homes in the United States that have never been connected to electricity. And 75% of those homes
Public power utility crews from several states have brought electricity to more than one hundred Navajo Nation families as part of a unique mutual aid initiative by the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and the American Public Power Association to provide electricity to thousands of Navajo homes.
Crews of lineworkers from Missouri public power utilities Nixa Utilities and Columbia Water & Light responded to assist a Missouri city’s municipal utility staff in power restoration and repair work after high winds uprooted trees and snapped power poles, causing power outages in the City of Lebanon.
Washington State’s Clark Public Utilities has received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support in electric power restoration efforts around South Puget Sound and Western Oregon in recent months.