Power was restored to 3.2 million customers. FPL spokesperson Bud Fraga said the company, in an attempt to be as clear as possible with customers, wound up confusing them instead. More than 8,000 personnel are working around the clock as part of Georgia Power's statewide restoration effort to restore power for the approximately 75,000 customers who remain. The state's largest utility reportedly has 17,000 workers spread out across the state.
Out-of-state utility workers often jump at the opportunity to provide assistance following a hurricane, earthquake, or similar emergency, not just because of the extra pay involved, but because of the "satisfaction of helping other people in a crisis", Greg Grillo, who recently retired as the system storm incident commander for Entergy, told Bloomberg BNA Sept. 12. When the lights eventually come back on and things settle down, it's time to have that conversation with your family, your community, your elected officials.
Perry said 60,000 utility workers from USA and Canada are in the disaster area working to get power back on. Many of those were homes and businesses that will have to undergo repairs before they are ready to receive electricity again. Long said the lack of electricity has affected fuel supplies because many gas stations haven't been retrofitted to run their pumps on generator power.
"We know it is hard to lose food after an outage". PG&E and Florida Power & Light signed a mutual-aid agreement in 2014.
As officials with Florida Power & Light and other utilities have pointed out, smart grid technology doesn't necessarily prevent power outages.
Some 9,000 Duke Energy employees have been deployed to Florida to restore power.
The out-of-state teams are able to sleep, eat and shower and do their laundry in trailers supplied by a vendor at 20 large staging areas, including the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach County. Some fixes, such as clearing vegetation, strengthening main power lines and replacing wooden power poles with concrete ones, weren't exactly pushing the boundaries of electrical grid innovation.
The company sent two contingents to Florida.
Police obtained a search warrant on Thursday in their criminal investigation into the deaths while Florida's healthcare agency ordered a Miami-area nursing home suspended from the state Medicaid program. There were 395 in Jones County and fewer than 10 customers without power in Monroe, Peach, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties, respectively, according to Georgia Power's outage map. General power restoration estimates were given at news conferences, where FPL spokesmen said they couldn't give specific neighborhood restoration information.