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Posted on: September 13, 2017

HPS Energy Continues Power Restoration

Thanks to the efforts of HPS Energy and their restoration assistance partners, 14,745 homes and businesses (60%) have been restored to power since Hurricane Irma hit. Crews are continuing restoration with help from 18 additional out-of-state crews that arrived last night. 

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. HPS Energy expects to make significant progress today on the remaining main circuits that have been damaged.  FPL says it expects to have 100% restoration in Homestead by Sunday. Nearly four and a half million people throughout the state of Florida are still without power due to Hurricane Irma.

HPS Energy 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.

Gracias a los esfuerzos de HPS Energy y sus socios de asistencia para la restauración, 14.745 hogares y negocios (60%) han sido restaurados al poder desde el huracán Irma. Las tripulaciones continúan la restauración con la ayuda de otras 18 tripulaciones fuera del estado que llegaron anoche.

El peor escenario para la restauración de energía hasta el último de los clientes de HPS Energy es el domingo, pero la mayor parte de los clientes obtendrán la electricidad más pronto. HPS Energy espera hacer un progreso significativo hoy en los restantes circuitos principales que han sido dañados.  FPL dice que espera tener una restauración del 100% en Homestead para el domingo.  Casi cuatro y medio millones de personas en todo el estado de la Florida siguen sin poder debido al huracán Irma.

Los equipos de HPS Energy priorizan los circuitos principales antes de pasar a los circuitos de derivación ya las viviendas individuales. Este enfoque permite a HPS Energy restaurar la energía a la mayoría de los clientes lo más rápidamente posible. Tenga en cuenta que algunas casas pueden tomar más tiempo para restaurar debido al exceso de daño. El hecho de que sus vecinos tengan el poder no significa que se haya olvidado - su hogar o su circuito de rama puede haber sido afectado por un bolsillo climático severo.

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