Disaster Response

Plan, respond, and restore: electric utilities rising to the occasion with grid resilience, hardening and mutual aid.


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Disaster Response

Electric Service Restored in Donetsk, Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk After Russian Shelling

March 8, 2024
Power has been restored to 426,000 families in Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk regions and in the city of Kyiv.
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Transmission Reliability

Making Sure Gas and Electricity Play Nice: RTOs Discuss Power Grid Vulnerabilities

Feb. 21, 2024
With so much of the power grid’s reliability tied up in the steady supply of natural gas, regional transmission operators say the power grid and the gas sector must be thought...
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Disaster Response

Duke Energy Florida Restores 98% of Customers 12 Hours After Nicole Exited the State

Nov. 14, 2022
As of noon, Duke Energy Florida has restored power to more than 287,000 customers, with less than 5,000 customers without power due to the storm.
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Overhead Distribution

FPL Essentially Completes Restoration to More Than 2.1 Million Customers

Oct. 10, 2022
With 99.8% of all customers restored, FPL has essentially completed restoration to more than 2.1 million customers impacted by catastrophic Hurricane Ian.
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Electric Utility Operations

Santee Cooper Restores 70,000 Customers after Hurricane Ian

Oct. 6, 2022
Line crews worked around the clock to replace power poles and transformers in the utility's service territory.


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Wildfire Risk Mitigation

Feb. 16, 2022
Learn about the tools and practices that minimize power equipment caused fires.
Disaster Response

Western Power Re-Energizes Storm-Affected Transmission Feeder Line

Jan. 30, 2024
The engineers and crews installed 12, 32-meter-high steel poles along the 2.5 km work site in place of the five damaged towers.
Disaster Response

Public Service Company of Oklahoma Recognized For Restoring Power after June Windstorm

Jan. 25, 2024
PSO marshalled more than 4,100 lineworkers, foresters and field support workers to respond to the outage.
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Disaster Response

Ameren Illinois Recognized For Restoring Power To 200,000 Customers During June Derecho

Jan. 24, 2024
The peak number of outages company-wide reached nearly 182,000 customers, equivalent to roughly 1,000 customer outages per minute, over a three-hour period of the storm.
Disaster Response

Duke Energy Crews Restore Power Of More Than 425,000 Customers Across The Carolinas

Jan. 12, 2024
Duke Energy has 6,000 line and tree workers continuing power restoration in the affected regions.