Power Restoration at 50% as Efforts Intensify

In the two days since Hurricane Irma crashed through North Florida, Suwannee Valley Electric has restored power to approximately 50% of its consumers who were affected by the storm:

Consumers still out:

Columbia County – 502

Hamilton County – 1,501

Lafayette County – 2,325

Suwannee County – 6,716

With the goal of getting power restored to everyone by the end of the week, SVEC’s crews are being assisted today by linemen from electric cooperatives in Alabama, Minnesota, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle. In total, 111 men are in the field today along with their bucket trucks and other equipment.

Three SVEC substations continue to be out of action due to lack of transmission service. It is hoped that transmission service will be restored to the substations today.

More information about SVEC’s response to Hurricane Irma can be found on Facebook and Twitter.