SECO Energy crews along with contract line and tree trimming crews worked day and night on Wednesday restoring power to SECO members after Hurricane Irma devastated the area. Crews spent the day fixing damaged lines, clearing trees and restoring power to 35,368 members on Wednesday alone.
Since Monday at noon when restoration began, crews have restored service to more than 90,000 members. Early today, SECO’s Storm Center showed approximately 35,500 members remain without power. Now that CenturyLink phone lines are working again and more members who evacuated are returning home, outage reports continue to generate.
SECO’s interactive restoration plan map was updated overnight to reflect Thursday’s planned restoration locations. The daily restoration plan map is a useful communication tool for members seeking power restoration information. Members can input their service address and determine if their area is included in the current day’s restoration plan. Substations are labeled as a reference and feeders are outlined in polygons. To use the map, visit www.SECOEnergy.com and hover over “Contact Us” in the top right corner. Select “Daily Restoration Plan.”
Overnight, hundreds of crews from Missouri cooperatives arrived at SECO to join the restoration effort early this morning. Fresh contingents of line and tree contractors from Texas, North Carolina and Louisiana arrived on Tuesday. All SECO substations are operating normally, and SECO is working with Duke Energy as it repairs its transmission lines connected to SECO’s Gospel Island substation.
The following is a summary of substations and feeders where crews are or will be TODAY performing repairs and restoration:
Sumterville District Office:
• Gospel Island substation off Turner Camp Road in Citrus County.
• Lady Lake substation off Griffin Avenue in Lake County.
• Wildwood substation north of CR-222 in Sumter County.
• Floral City substation off E. Floral Park Drive in Lake County.
• Bushnell substation in Sumter County on CR-48.
Groveland District Office:
• Groveland substation in Lake County on Phelps Street.
• Big Creek substation in Clermont off CR-474 in Lake County.
• South Highway substation in Groveland on SR-33 in Lake County.
Eustis District Office:
• St. Johns substation in Lake County off Lake Mack Drive in Deland.
• Mount Dora substation off SR-44 in Lake County.
• Umatilla substation in Lake County off of CR-450A.
• Paisley substation off Maggie Jones Road in Lake County.
Ocala District Office:
• Dallas substation serving CR-42 and Hwy 301 in Marion County.
• Belleview substation serving Belleview and Summerfield in Marion County.
• Timberwood substation in Marion County off 60th Avenue in Ocala.
• Summerglen substation serving Summerglen and Marion Oaks in Marion County.
• Westwood Acres substation in Ocala off SW 140th Ave in Ocala in Marion County.
• Martel substation in NW Ocala off 110th Ave in Marion County.
• Ocala substation on SW 80th Street in Marion County.
• Waterways substation in Ocala off SW 49th Ave in Marion County.
Please keep in mind that Hurricane Irma just left SECO’s service area late Monday morning. Even the storms of 2004 didn’t hit SECO’s area this hard and with this much damage. The system disruption is unprecedented and SECO is doing its best to quickly and fully recover.
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