Images from Ian: Utilities Quick to Start Power Restoration

Sept. 30, 2022
Crews have been working around the clock to assess damage and already have restored power.

Damage assessments and restoration efforts are underway in full force in Florida, with more than 44,000 workers from at least 33 states and the District of Columbia helping to restore power to customers. The highest number of customers out at one time in Florida was approximately 2.7 million yesterday, according to a report from Edison Electric Institute. Crews have been working around the clock to assess damage and already have restored power to more than 1.3 million customers who were impacted at some point during the storm. As of 9 a.m. EDT, Sept. 30, approximately 1.9 million customers were without power in Florida.

The significant investments made in hardening critical transmission and distribution infrastructure in Florida have enabled crews to begin restoring customers swiftly. Investments in smarter energy infrastructure also have greatly increased situational awareness of where outages are occurring to help enable this efficient response. Every electric company has a detailed plan for restoring power after storms.

Following are images utilities have shared on social media to keep us all up to date and so we can see the challenges they face, even as they work through rebuilding and restoring and hour at a time.

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