Progress Energy – North Carolina
Progress Energy Power Outage Map – North Carolina
At 9 AM on Tuesday August 30th 2011 Progress Energy reported that they:
Expect to complete restoration to 96 percent of the customers who were without power at the peak of the storm Saturday afternoon.
On Monday night, a string of powerful thunderstorms blasted through the region, creating thousands of additional outages and leaving damage. Strong winds and lightning continued for several hours in the affected areas, further impeding the crews’ efforts to restore service.
As of 9 a.m. today, about 47,000 customers remain without power. That’s down from the peak of 280,000 customers out as the storm pummeled coastal and inland areas Saturday afternoon. All told, more than 440,000 customers were without power at one time or another from Hurricane Irene.
Progress Energy aims to complete 99 percent restoration by midnight Wednesday and restore service to all homes and businesses capable of receiving power by midnight Thursday. Progress slows as the restoration effort continues due to the nature of remaining outages. This morning, there were still more than 1,900 separate equipment outages.
At 9 AM on August 29th 2011 Progress Energy reported that:
By midnight tonight, Progress Energy expects to complete restoration to 85 percent of the customers who were out of service at the peak of Hurricane Irene’s wind and rain Saturday afternoon. The company expects to have 96 percent of customers back in service by midnight Tuesday and 99 percent back in service by midnight Wednesday.
The company has restored service to more than 355,000 customers who lost power since Hurricane Irene began lashing the region with strong winds and torrential rains Friday afternoon. The highest number of outages at any one time was at 2 p.m. Saturday, with about 280,000 customers out as the storm churned on land.
By 9 a.m. today, about 94,900 customers remained without power, and an army of 1,200 line and tree workers and 1,000 support personnel – some from as far as Florida and Arkansas – is out in force, rebuilding power lines and other facilities.
At 8 PM on August 28th 2011 Progress Energy reported that:
Progress Energy crews have restored service to more than 330,000 customers since Hurricane Irene first began lashing the Carolinas on Friday. The company expects to restore service to the majority of remaining customers without power by midnight Tuesday, with 95 percent of restorations complete by midnight Wednesday.
More than 2,200 line, tree and support personnel are repairing damage to the electricity grid and working to restore approximately 120,600 customers still without power as of 8 p.m. The highest number of outages at any one time was estimated at approximately 280,000 around 2 p.m. Saturday. The actual number of customers who experienced outages at one time or another during the storm was significantly higher. In fact, since noon on Friday, Aug. 26, as the first bands of Hurricane Irene reached the Carolinas, more than 451,000 customers have lost power for varying periods.