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.
In the wake of severe storms that recently hit parts of Michigan, several public power utilities rallied to help each other with power restoration efforts.
A few tips and resources to help you update your preparedness program for a hurricane season starting on top of the COVID-19 pandemic
A microburst that hit the town of Groton, Mass., this month not only brought the typical challenges that come with power restoration efforts, but also the added responsibility of making sure that utility personnel are protected from possible exposure to COVID-19.
The real achievements of public power operations staff - lineworkers, engineers, and more - can be witnessed every minute of every day as the lights stay on and we can safely work from home, hospitals can treat patients, and food can be farmed, packaged, and delivered.
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