Jefferson Energy Cooperative works diligently to restore all service

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Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

(WRDW/WAGT) -- Jefferson Energy Cooperative customers should hold on tight.

With favorable working conditions throughout the day, restoration efforts have been going well, confirmed in a press release. Right now, there are 3,935 Jefferson Energy Cooperative (JEC) members without service, which is down from over 12,000 yesterday afternoon.

What's more, the additional crews that were requested last week were released from their home service areas yesterday, and have arrived to provide assistance to JEC crews.

More crews from out of state are in route, too. Jefferson representatives in a press release want folks to note that in the event of a major outage such as this, JEC must restore power to the greatest number of members first in order to minimize the outage time for the greatest
number of people. This, in turn, involves restoring service to the main lines first, then working on individual services once that work is complete.

Due to the unpredictable nature of repairs that are required -- and the sequence of events that must occur before individual services
are reconnected -- it is difficult to provide an exact time of when any given service will be restored; however, it is Jefferson Energy’s goal, according to a press release, to have all service restored by the end
of the week at the latest.

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