When the Lights are Back On, Our Work is Just Beginning

After a major storm, our crews immediately begin repairs to your electrical system to restore your power as quickly and safely as possible. This sometimes involves making temporary repairs to save time and continue with our restoration efforts more efficiently. Once these efforts are completed, we return to the affected areas and assess the work that needs to be done to return the system to a pre-storm state.

The amount of work required to return the system to a pre-storm state varies on the severity of the storm.  As an example, after the 2005 storm season, the following needed to be completed:

  • Patrolled more than 17,000 miles of distribution power lines.
  • Repaired or replaced approximately 108,000 streetlights.
  • Corrections were made at more than 50,000 locations.