This Week In Utilities: Hurricane Irma
Welcome to the latest installment of This Week In Utilities (#TWIU). If you’re new to TWIU: Each week, we round up the best articles, stories, photos and videos in the electric utilities industry.
The weather has made the past few weeks tumultuous to say the least. Here’s what you may have missed last week:
PHOTOS: Social medias – Linemen from around the nation assemble in Florida to help bring power back to hundreds of millions affected by Hurricane Irma
Oh, and don’t forget about Canada 🇨🇦
NEWS: news.coop – America’s co-ops rush to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, credit unions and coops around the nation are finding creative and useful ways to help Americans affected by the disasters.
“We understand what it is like to need the help,” says Singing River Electric CEO Mike Smith. “Florida co-ops were there for our members after Hurricane Katrina, and we are glad to lend a co-op hand.”
READ: CBS 12 – Girls thank FPL lineman with donuts
Here’s a feel good story; more after the jump.
This is why we want to highlight especially apt usage of Twitter and graphics by Duke Energy. Though the updates aren’t always necessarily “good news” for everyone reading, they provide real-time and easy-to-understand facts for people affected, facts that offer semblances of certainty in chaotic circumstances.
ODD NEWS: NBC 10 Philadelphia – Florida Men Accused of Trying to Steal Utility Pole
Well, that’s definitely not something one sees every day.
WEBINAR: Novinium – Neutral Corrosion: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
Don’t miss this in-depth presentation by Glen Bertini, the leading expert on cable reliability and rehabilitation, on a topic that affects utilities of all sizes.
Thanks for catching up with us. See you next week!