The Power Restoration Process
Restoring power after a major outage is a big job that involves much more than simply throwing a switch or removing a tree from a line. The main goal is to restore power safely to the greatest number of members in the shortest possible time.
First, we check the overall system and repair damage to substations and high-voltage lines.
Next, we restore power to critical services such as hospitals, police, fire, water and communication systems.
Finally, we restore power to smaller neighborhoods and individual members. The final step sometimes takes the longest, as we locate and repair isolated problems.