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2013-12-19 08:31:35

New analysis of downtime impact shows critical dependency on IT AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neverfail, a leading global IT continuity management company, today launched its "2013 Downtime Report" which highlights the year's top outages. While the past 12 months saw several noteworthy outages, those at the top tipped the scale with the overall impact their downtime caused - in lost revenue, expansive reach and damaged reputations. (Photo:...

2013-11-21 12:23:13

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) was recognized with top honors at the annual PA Consulting Group (PA) ReliabilityOne(TM) and ServiceOne awards ceremony, winning the ReliabilityOne Award for reliability performance among utilities in the western states and Canada for the eighth year in a row. The ReliabilityOne Award is given annually to the utilities that have achieved outstanding reliability performance and have excelled in delivering...

2013-11-19 00:20:41

10:30 pm Update JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crews are working through the night to restore electric service across Consumers Energy's service territory after severe thunderstorms and strong winds caused widespread power outages across Lower Michigan. Statewide, about 172,000 Consumers Energy electric customers are without service as of 9 p.m. Monday from Sunday and Monday's storms which included winds topping 60 mph. Since noon Sunday, nearly 284,000 customers have...

2013-11-12 12:22:39

Service allows customers to set customized notifications via text, phone or email ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that it has added a new outage notification option to its online Outage & Storm Center at www.georgiapower.com/storm. The new service, available once customers have signed in to their online account, enables them to choose from multiple notification options, including text message, phone call and email. Once an option is selected, customers...

2013-06-26 12:25:16

Resource provides customers with crucial information including possible cause, estimated restoration time and more ATLANTA, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that it has added a new, interactive Outage Map to its online Storm Center at www.georgiapower.com/storm. The resource will be especially useful for customers during severe weather events such as the recent storms which impacted service for thousands of Georgia Power customers across the state....

2013-05-14 08:23:13

Innovative Cleaning Method Allows for Maintenance without the Outage CHICAGO, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&C Electric Company, a global smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announces its offering of CO(2) cleaning services for energized electrical equipment. S&C's CO(2) cleaning services allow utilities and customers who operate their own power systems to clean power equipment up to 34.5 kV without having to plan an outage. This innovative new...

2013-04-18 16:28:34

CHICAGO, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Storms bring a risk of basement flooding. Because so many people have critical systems and other electronic devices in their basements, there is a higher risk of electrocution when entering a flooded basement to assess damage. ComEd offers the following safety tips for customers with flooded basements. Customers should call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661) to disconnect power before entering a flooded basement. Never wade into a...

2013-03-28 12:24:10

Project Provided a Major Economic Boost to the San Luis Obispo Region AVILA BEACH, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant is running at full power again following a planned maintenance and refueling outage that began Feb. 3. The outage was among the most successful in Diablo Canyon's history, given the depth and breadth of the work involved, the excellent employee safety performance, and its conclusion...

2013-03-12 16:21:17

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, March 10 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. The last refueling outage for unit 2 was completed in the fall of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing,...

2013-03-05 12:24:09

- Customers have easier, faster reporting of outages caused by approaching storm RICHMOND, Va., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to customer interest and just in time for the approaching winter storm, Dominion Virginia Power and North Carolina Power have made it faster and easier to report and check the status of power outages when using the company's website at www.dom.com via computer, smartphone or other mobile device. All that is needed is the account...