HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners have restored power to 82% of customers since Hurricane Irma hit. The worst-case scenario for power restoration to the last of HPS Energy customers is Sunday, but the bulk of customers will get electricity back sooner. FPL says it expects to have 100% restoration in Homestead by Sunday. In Miami-Dade County, more than 250,000 people are still without power.
Hurricane Irma caused catastrophic damage and widespread power outages throughout the state of Florida. At peak, nearly 7 million customers were without power, with more than 800,000 of those from Florida’s public power communities, like Homestead. In partnership with the American Public Power Association, the Florida Municipal Electric Association and its members, including HPS Energy, put out a nationwide call for mutual aid assistance. More than 1,000 crews from across the country have responded to Florida to assist in getting customers back online.
HPS Energy and their restoration assistance crews prioritize main circuits before moving on to branch circuits and individual homes. This approach allows HPS Energy to restore power to the most customers as quickly as possible. Keep in mind that some homes may take longer to restore due to excess damage. Just because your neighbors have power doesn’t mean you’re forgotten – your home or your branch circuit may have been affected by a severe weather pocket.
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