The line was restored at 6:41PM bringing power back to all FKEC and Keys Energy Service consumers. The sailboat was unmanned and fortunately, no one was injured.
While power was able to be restored, FKEC will inspect the line and make any additional repairs necessary to ensure reliability.
Florida Keys Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility serving approximately 33,000 accounts from the County line to the Seven Mile Bridge. In our service territory, we currently operate six substations, two office facilities, and maintain over 800-miles of power lines. As a distribution cooperative, FKEC also maintains a 138,000-volt transmission line, which brings power from the mainland to the Florida Keys.