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New update*** 60% restored.

Jon Little, Director of Communications said in noon update: "Earlier today I sent this out with yesterday’s headline. This morning we were at about 60% restored."

SVEC Power Outage Update

Release by Jon Little, Director of Communications

Power Restoration at 60% as Efforts Intensify

Live Oak, Florida–September 14, 2017 (10:00 a.m.) – As of 9:00 a.m. today, Suwannee Valley Electric had restored power to approximately 13,500 of the 22,485 consumers who lost power during Hurricane Irma.

Duke Energy still has one transmission line out, but SVEC is back feeding the affected substation through its own lines.

Over 100 workers are in the field today to make repairs and restore power.

More information about SVEC’s response to Hurricane Irma can be found at, and


About Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC)

SVEC is a not-for-profit cooperative that provides safe, affordable and reliable electric service to its member-owners in the Florida counties of Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee. SVEC maintains over 4,400 miles of electric distribution lines and serves an area of about 2,000 square miles. SVEC’s headquarters is in Live Oak, Florida.