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SVEC Update - Power Restoration at 82%

Work Continues Today

Live Oak, Florida–January 4, 2018 (8:30 a.m.) – Crews from Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) and assisting co-ops and contractors were out late last night and early this morning to restore power to consumers who lost power due to the Winter storm. As of 7:00 a.m., 82% of SVEC’s consumers had power. Nearly 18,000 consumers who lost power due to the storm have been restored.

“Our guys worked through some difficult conditions yesterday to get as many people on as possible, in the shortest amount of time,” said SVEC, CEO, Michael McWaters. “Today, they’re going after the remaining smaller outages that are spread throughout our territory.” The 202 outages restored yesterday affected about 89 consumers each, on average.  In comparison, the 374 remaining outages affect less than 13 consumers on average.

“Once again, we are very grateful for the help we are getting from our contractors and fellow co-ops,” said McWaters. Ninety men are in the field today representing SVEC, Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Talquin Electric Cooperative, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Bryant Tree Service, and Musgrove Construction.




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 4,000 miles of electric distribution lines and serves an area of about 2,000 square miles. SVEC’s headquarters is in Live Oak, Florida.