Many of the remaining outages are caused by damage to the bulk power system that delivers electricity to cooperative substations. In those cases, the electric cooperatives are working with transmission service providers to make sure high-voltage service lines are restored as quickly as possible. When transmission outages are restored, cooperatives expect to be able to re-energize affected substations and restore power to large clusters of members.
Electric cooperative members and all North Carolinians are asked to be especially vigilant of work areas. Road shoulders are saturated or inaccessible in some areas, which means crews will have to set up their trucks and equipment on the road. Help keep our linemen safe by slowing down, moving over and driving carefully.
North Carolina's 26 electric cooperatives collectively serve approximately 2.5 million people in 93 of the state's 100 counties. Six electric cooperatives serve 16 North Carolina beaches, and many more serve hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in other parts of eastern North Carolina.
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SOURCE North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives