Statement on Hurricane Harvey
WASHINGTON, D.C. – While there have been some generation and transmission outages, the bulk power system has remained stable throughout this devastating, long-lasting storm. We recognize that distribution systems in southeast Texas have been greatly impacted and utilities are coordinating with federal officials to restore power when and where possible, as ongoing rain and flooding creates a hazardous restoration environment. Ensuring safety is a top priority as crews work to assess damage and restore power as quickly and safely as possible.
The Department of Energy is issuing situation reports based on restoration activities that can be found on the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability webpage.
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation continues to monitor the bulk power system, provide information to federal agencies and stands ready to assist in any way. Our thoughts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.
Posted On: 08/28/2017