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After the Storm: SCE&G’s Restoration Process

CAYCE, S.C. (Sept. 14, 2018) Nearly 3,000 SCE&G employees and contract personnel, including more than 500 out-of-state utility workers, are standing by dedicated to restoring power to customers affected by the strong wind and rain of Florence. When severe weather hits South Carolina, SCE&G activates its readiness plan so that power can be restored as safely and quickly as possible.

In the wake of a hurricane or other major storm, steps in SCE&G’s restoration process include:

•             Assessing and repairing damage to large transmission towers, power lines and substations.

•             Clearing obstructions and repairing primary distribution poles and power lines.

•             Inspecting and repairing secondary service drops in residential neighborhoods.

“It’s difficult to predict the number or duration of outages Hurricane Florence will create, but we will work safely, efficiently, and around the clock to restore power to all SCE&G customers as soon as possible,” said Bill Turner, SCE&G vice president of electric operations. “As we restore our transmission and distribution lines and substations, we are also working to restore power to public health and safety facilities.” More information on SCE&G’s restoration process can be found at