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Posted on: September 12, 2017

HPS Energy Restores Power to 10,000 Homes, Estimates Power Restoration Timeline

Good news! HPS Energy has already restored 10,000 homes and businesses (40%) since Hurricane Irma hit. Crews are continuing restoration with help from additional out-of-state crews.  Of Homestead customers serviced by FPL, 35% have had their power restored.

 

The worst-case scenario for power restoration to the last of HPS Energy customers is Sunday, but the bulk of customers will get electricity back sooner.  FPL says it expects to have 100% restoration in Homestead by Sunday.  Over five million people throughout the state of Florida are still without power due to Hurricane Irma.

 

HPS Energy crews prioritize main circuits before moving on to branch circuits and individual homes. This approach allows HPS Energy to restore power to the most customers as quickly as possible.  Keep in mind that some homes may take longer to restore due to excess damage. Just because your neighbors have power doesn’t mean you’re forgotten – your home or your branch circuit may have been affected by a severe weather pocket. 

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