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Why is my power off again after it was restored?

by | Sep 14, 2017 | 2 comments

En Español: http://www.fplblog.com/por-que-estoy-sin-servicio-electrico-nuevamente-despues-de-haberlo-tenido-restablecido/  

Hurricane Irma is the most unique storm in our company’s history, and this will likely be one of the most challenging restorations that our country has ever seen. Our crews are still working tirelessly to get everyone’s power back on.

We know there are some cases where customers had their power restored and it is now off again. We know how frustrating this can be. Here are a few possible causes:

  • Our approach is to first repair the main lines that deliver electricity to your area. Once those repairs are made, there are instances when other equipment, such as the lines that deliver electricity to your neighborhood, or transformers that make the electricity useable for your home, becomes damaged once electricity begins to flow.
  • It is also possible that you may be experiencing a temporary interruption as we repair other parts of the system that are interconnected, and in close proximity to your area. We do our best to minimize these impacts by rerouting power, but unfortunately that is not always possible.
  • Another possibility is that this storm has resulted in a large amount of fallen debris, which could still be impacting electrical equipment and power lines, especially as we work to clear the lines of the debris.
  • We also have new outages that can happen as a result of several things such as regular day-to-day issues.

About The Author

Manny Miranda

Manny Miranda is senior vice president of power delivery for Florida Power & Light. He is responsible for the planning, engineering, construction, maintenance and operations of the company’s transmission, substation and distribution facilities.

2 Comments

  1. We have had power until 2:15 today, Saturday, September 16th We reported the outage but they are putting us into the general population that lost power on the 10th. Could this be more temporary than others who have been out longer?

    Reply
    • Hi Ste. We appreciate your patience and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. There could be several reasons, such as temporary service interruptions as we repair other parts of the system that are interconnected. You can learn more on how FPL prioritizes restoration at https://www.fpl.com/storm/restoration/restoration-priorities.html and follow your area’s estimated restoration information on FPL.com/powertracker.

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