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2014-07-04 12:21:48

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 800 Duke Energy line technicians and other specialists are working today to restore power to customers who lost power last night and early today after Hurricane Arthur barreled up the North Carolina coast. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company expects to restore electricity by late today in most areas, except hardest-hit Morehead City where restoration work will not be completed until late Saturday. As of...

2014-07-03 16:21:17

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Like a game of high-stakes chess, Duke Energy is awaiting Hurricane Arthur's next move. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO In anticipation of high winds and rain along North Carolina's coast, the company has already begun gathering its forces: 500 line and vegetation management workers and other support personnel are in the area, with another 245 line workers ready to travel at a moment's notice to help mitigate the storm's...

2014-07-02 12:22:29

NEWARK, N.J., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer storm season in full swing, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has made it easier for customers to track the status of power outages using its online Outage Map. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120830/MM62627LOGO PSE&G recently adopted new technology to enhance the mobile-friendly map, providing more detailed information about outages and when power will be restored. When the lights go out, customers can now log on...

2014-07-02 08:23:21

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers who use electrically operated life support equipment or depend on private well water to register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to their electric service, such as weather-related outages during the summer storm season. JCP&L maintains a critical care list of customers who depend on electrically operated life support equipment. To be...

2014-05-30 23:02:21

Mr. Electric wants to keep people and buildings safe during the hurricane season. They have safety tips to keep in mind when operating an electric generator. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Many homes, local businesses, hospitals and city buildings rely on electric generators as a backup to their main power source when there is a power outage. June is National Hurricane Preparedness Month and Mr. Electric wants to keep people and buildings safe during the hurricane season. They have...

2014-05-07 12:23:12

MILWAUKEE, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 70 percent of U.S. adults who endure a power outage are saddled with subsequent household costs, according to a recent national survey. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120529/CG15020LOGO A Harris Interactive survey sponsored by Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) found 69 percent of U.S. adults surveyed, who had experienced an outage for more than 12 hours in the last two years, reported household costs ranging from...

2014-03-24 23:26:30

Early this week, the building housing Fibernet and its data center experienced power outages due to weather; the data center continued to run smoothly and customers were unaffected. Orem, UT (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Strong winds in Orem, Utah on March 17 caused power outages in the building housing the Fibernet offices and data center, as well as some of the surrounding establishments. Fibernet’s backup generators started powering the data center immediately, ensuring that customers’...

2014-03-12 12:23:06

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) will complete its restoration efforts by late tonight for customers in Alamance, Guilford and Randolph counties. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO A few outages may extend beyond tonight for customers with damaged meter boxes that have not been repaired or need electrical inspections. More than 400,000 customers across the state lost power last week after the third largest ice storm hit the...

2014-03-11 20:20:53

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy is on track to restore power to 98 percent of storm-affected customers by midnight, after the third largest ice storm bowled through the Carolinas. Customer outages peaked at 414,000 on Friday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "We can't thank the community and our customers enough for their patience and support after this historic storm," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of Duke Energy's Carolinas...

2014-03-11 16:21:49

JACKSON, Mich., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Winter Storm Watch in southern Michigan tonight and Wednesday has Consumers Energy preparing for power outages and providing tips on what customers can do before, during and after a storm strikes. "We are keeping a close eye on the weather and making sure our crews and equipment are ready to move into areas if predicted heavy snow and winds cause power outages and downed power lines," said Mary Palkovich, vice president of energy delivery for...


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