Duke Energy Florida aims to wrap up restoration for customers by Friday night – Duke Energy News Center

by | Nov 11, 2022 | Energy

14,000 customers remained without power as of 9:30 a.m. today

Repair crews to restore power to most remaining impacted customers by tonight; many will be restored sooner

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Duke Energy Florida today said it is on track to restore nearly all customers who lost power during Tropical Storm Nicole by 10 p.m. tonight, though many will be restored sooner.

Repair crews have restored power to more than 250,000 customers in Florida.

As of 9:30 a.m. today, about 14,000 customers remained without power.

“This storm impacted every area in our service territory, but we were ready,” said Todd Fountain, Duke Energy Florida’s storm director. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we work to safely restore everyone’s service as soon as possible.”

The panhandle and north central parts of the service area, including the Big Bend region, experienced lingering tropical storm conditions from Nicole, causing outages well into Thursday evening. Restoration to those areas will be a main area of focus today, along with the harder-hit sections of areas south (Pinellas, Pasco) and east (Volusia, Seminole, Orange).

Power is expected to be restored to 90% of Duke Energy Florida customers in the following counties by 10 p.m. tonight: Alac …

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