Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC) has dispatched crews to help EnergyUnited restore power to more than 9,800 electric co-op members who lost power when a powerful low pressure system blew through the state early Monday morning.
The storm system brought heavy rainfall, strong winds, and cooler temperatures as it made its way through North Carolina. In all, more than 28,000 electric co-op members across the state lost power because of the storm.
EnergyUnited serves nearly 110,000 electric members in central and western North Carolina and is the largest of the state’s 26 electric cooperatives.
“CCEC crews are all-too familiar in restoring power after hurricanes and tropical storms, but these guys are eager to help out a sister co-op,” said Will Pittman, CCEC vice-president of operations. “We’ve had EnergyUnited crews and many others from North Carolina and surrounding states come to our aid during hurricanes, and it feels good to reciprocate.”
Power restoration teams from other cooperatives in other less-affected parts of the state are joining local crews and working together until service is restored to all co-op members.