Why not put all the lines underground?

According to Ted Kury, director of energy studies at the University of Florida’s Public Utility Research Center, burying lines is not a magic bullet for hurricane preparedness. Floodwaters could slow down restoration of underground infrastructure. Although tree branches do not affect buried lines, tree roots do. Uprooted trees throughout the LCEC service territory ripped lines out of the ground during …

Power restoration after Hurricane Irma – our only job was to get the lights back on!

Nearly two-thirds of all electric customers in Florida were without power by the time Hurricane Irma left the state. After a disastrous weather event, utility companies such as LCEC are faced not only with restoration, but also with rebuilding portions of the electric grid that have been destroyed. Many LCEC customers never lost power and the thousands that did were …