Florida Keys Electric Cooperative is prepared to address any power issues caused by Tropical Storm Eta. Crews will continue to restore power outages as usual until weather no longer permits safe working conditions. Once winds subside, crews will resume power restoration.
In preparation, FKEC has increased the staff working in the 24/7 System Operations Control center, and all service crews are standing by to restore power.
Power restoration work is organized to restore power to the greatest number of members in the least amount of time. FKEC also prioritizes restoring power to life and safety situations and essential community services. Following this, crews work to restore power to individual members with isolated issues.
For more storm safety tips and a full explanation of our restoration plan visit www.FKEC.com. A live power outage map is also available on our website and can be viewed by computer or mobile device.
FKEC’s comprehensive storm plan focuses on readiness, restoration and recovery. Prior to every storm season, FKEC conducts extensive training to prepare employees to respond quickly and safely after a storm. The Cooperative also coordinate assistance agreements with other utilities for additional support, which enables FKEC to quickly deploy equipment and crews in the event a storm causes damage to our service territory.
FKEC also works closely with emergency operations officials to update lists of infrastructure and facilities that are critical to the community, such as hospitals, police, fire, communications, water treatment plants and transportation providers. This information is used to establish priorities for restoration in areas affected by a storm.