T&D World Magazine

Status Report: 2 Million Still Without Power

As of 12 p.m. EDT Sept. 18, there are an estimated 2,330,971 customers without power in states where the largest outages due to Hurricane Ike remain. There are an additional 5,469 customers without power in New York, Missouri, and Arkansas. The largest outages remain in Texas where 1,601,997 customers are without power. Across all states affected by Ike, power has been restored to approximately 110,000 customers since Ike Situation Report No. 9 from the Department of Energy.

As of 12 p.m. EDT Sept. 18, there are 1,601,997 customers reported without power in Texas.

In Louisiana over 1.4 million customers have had power restored following Gustav and Ike. Entergy reports that remaining Gustav damage to the transmission system includes 11 lines and 6 substations out of service. As of 12 p.m. EDT Sept. 18, there are 18,804 customers without power:

  • Entergy reports 10,821 customer outages, which includes 6,310 remaining from Gustav
  • Cooperative utilities have a combined 7,358 customer outages
  • SWEPCO 136 customer outages
  • CLECO 489 customer outages

Ike caused major power outages in Arkansas and parts of the Midwest, Ohio Valley and Northeast. Remaining outages as of 1:30 p.m. EDT Sept. 18 include:

  • Ohio – 488,900 outages, 9 percent of total customers
  • Kentucky – 167,740 outages, 8 percent of total customers
  • Indiana – 36,800 outages, 1 percent of total customers
  • Pennsylvania – 16,370 outages, less than 1 percent of total customers
  • Arkansas – 3,038 outages, less than 1 percent of customers
  • Missouri – 2,411 outages, less than 1 percent of customers
  • New York – 20 outages, less than 1 percent of customers

For more information on specific utilities' reports, see http://www.oe.netl.doe.gov/named_event.aspx?ID=20

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