August 3, 2017

Restored Power just 1-2 Days Away –
Outage Update for Thursday Morning

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) made significant headway on transmission restoration today, and the time line for restoring full power moved from 3-5 days to 2-3 days from this point, per Thursday’s press release from CHEC.

Overhead Progress:  Crews continued to construct the new overhead transmission line today.  Lee Electrical Construction has installed all three cables needed for the overhead solution.  New River Electrical is now working on the complex and detailed process required to connect these cables to the grid.  The cooperative and contractors are working tirelessly to ensure that transmission restoration will happen as quickly and safely as possible.

Next Steps: Once construction of the new line is complete and all of the cables are connected, the next step will be for CHEC to energize the line.  The new line will need to stay energized for 12 to 24 hours before the cooperative can begin to gradually introduce electrical load.  

Timeframe: The restoration timeframe from this point forward is 2-3 days. This includes the time required for testing after all construction is complete and before transmission service can begin. CHEC is also working with Dare County officials to coordinate the safe return of visitors as soon as possible.  


08.02.2017-Timeline Moved up to 2-3 Days from Wednesday Evening
08.02.2017-Efforts Remain Focused on Overhead Solution
08.02.2017-Timeline Reduced Again To 3-5 Days As Overhead Transmission Line Construction Emerges As Preferred Solution
08.01.2017-Timeline for Repairs Reduced to 4-6 Days
08.01.2017-Progress SteadilyContinuesOnBothSolutionsUpdateForTuesdayAfternoon
08.01.2017-Time Frame Narrows As Progress To Dual Solutions Continue
07.31.2017-Significant Progress Made To Overhead Solution As Dual Solutions To Power Repairs Are Executed
07.31.2017-Steel Casing Was Being Set Aside When It Cut Power To Hatteras
07.31.2017-Governor Cooper Visits Excavation Site and Avon Pier
07.31.2017-Overnight Testing Reveals Only Two Cables Are Damaged
07.30.2017-Repairs Underway and Tentative Time Frame Established Outage Update For Sunday Evening July 30
07.30.2017-Pamlico Sound Ferry Routes To Adopt Alternate Schedule
07.30.2017-All Three Transmission Cables Compromised Outage Update For Sunday 8 am
07.28.2017-Severed Transmission Cable Exposed; Testing Planned to Determine Repair Timeline
07.29.2017-Evacuation Moves Forward while CHEC Continues Work to Provide Temporary Power
07.28.2017-Help Is On The Way: NC Ferry Division Delivers Generators To Ocracoke

07.28.2017-Mandatory Power Conservation Measures for Hatteras Island
07.28.2017-Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued for Hatteras Island Visitors
07.28.2017-Crews Working to Determine Time Frame for Power Cable Repairs
07.28.2017-"Today is going to be a better day."
07.27.2017-Gov. Cooper Signs State of Emergency for Hatteras, Ocracoke Islands 
07.27.2017-Visitors ordered to evacuate Ocracoke Island due to power outage.
07.27.2017-Hatteras and Ocracoke Island Power Outage – What We Know So Far
07.27.2017-Staying Hydrated and Safe with Power Outages on Hatteras Island
07.27.2017-Cause of Outage Determined; Update on Island Generator Power
07.27.2017-Widespread Power Outage Affects All Of Hatteras and Ocracoke

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