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Posted on: September 15, 2017

HPS Energy Restores Power to More Than 20,000 Homes & Businesses

HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners have restored power to 82% of customers since Hurricane Irma hit.  The worst-case scenario for power restoration to the last of HPS Energy customers is Sunday, but the bulk of customers will get electricity back sooner.  FPL says it expects to have 100% restoration in Homestead by Sunday.  In Miami-Dade County, more than 250,000 people are still without power.

Hurricane Irma caused catastrophic damage and widespread power outages throughout the state of Florida. At peak, nearly 7 million customers were without power, with more than 800,000 of those from Florida’s public power communities, like Homestead. In partnership with the American Public Power Association, the Florida Municipal Electric Association and its members, including HPS Energy, put out a nationwide call for mutual aid assistance. More than 1,000 crews from across the country have responded to Florida to assist in getting customers back online. 

HPS Energy and their restoration assistance crews prioritize main circuits before moving on to branch circuits and individual homes. This approach allows HPS Energy to restore power to the most customers as quickly as possible. Keep in mind that some homes may take longer to restore due to excess damage. Just because your neighbors have power doesn’t mean you’re forgotten – your home or your branch circuit may have been affected by a severe weather pocket.

HPS Energy y sus socios de asistencia para la restauración han restablecido la energía eléctrica al 82% de los clientes desde el impacto del huracán Irma. En el peor de los casos, la restauración de energía para los clientes de HPS Energy es el domingo, pero la mayor parte de los clientes tendrán electricidad lo antes posible. La FPL dice que espera tener una restauración del 100%  de energía eléctrica en Homestead para el domingo. En el condado de Miami-Dade, más de 250,000 personas todavía están sin electricidad.

El huracán Irma causó daños catastróficos y apagones generalizados en todo el estado de la Florida. Un máximo de casi 7 millones de clientes estaban sin electricidad, y más de 800,000 de estos pertenecen a las comunidades de energía pública de Florida, como Homestead. En colaboración con la Asociación Americana de Energía Pública, la Asociación Eléctrica Municipal de Florida y sus miembros, incluyendo a HPS Energy, hicieron una llamada nacional para ayuda mutua. Más de 1,000 equipos de todo el país han respondido a la Florida para ayudar a que los clientes vuelvan a estar en línea. 

Los equipos de HPS Energy y sus socios de asistencia para la restauración priorizan los circuitos principales antes de pasar a los circuitos de derivación y a las viviendas individuales. Este enfoque permite a HPS Energy restaurar la energía a la mayoría de los clientes lo más rápidamente posible. Tenga en cuenta que algunas casas pueden tomar más tiempo para restaurar la energía debido al exceso de daños. El hecho de que sus vecinos tengan electricidad no significa que usted haya sido olvidado - su hogar o circuito de rama puede haber sido afectado por las inclemencias del clima tan severo.


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