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SVEC Assessing Damage after Hurricane Irma
SVEC is experiencing widespread power outages due to Hurricane Irma.
6 of 8 transmission lines operated by Duke Energy Florida and Florida Power and Light are out.
41 of SVEC’s 43 feeder lines are out.
“We don’t know the full extent of the damage done to our system,” said SVEC, CEO Michael McWaters, “but our crews are already in the field assessing the situation.”
For your safety, stay away from downed power lines and do not attempt to remove vegetation from downed power lines.
SVEC’s policy is to make repairs that will restore service to the most people in the least amount of time. Substations are repaired first, followed by distribution lines that feed large groups of people such as entire neighborhoods. Smaller tap lines and individual service lines are then repaired to restore power to members who may still be without electricity.