DREMC restores power to appx. 12,000 members following severe storms

Crews are making progress today and have restored power to approximately 12,000 DREMC members following yesterday’s storms. Extensive and widespread damage has resulted in multiple poles, spans of wire, and trees down. Crews continue to assess the damage and make repairs in all areas impacted by the storms.

As repairs continue throughout the day, DREMC members who have power now may experience “blinks” or momentary outages as crews re-energize sections of line in nearby areas.

Around noon today, 3,500 members remain without power across DREMC’s service area. Many of the remaining outages are isolated, which requires time for crews to drive to these locations and make repairs. We remind everyone to avoid areas where power lines are on the ground or low-hanging after the storms.

We appreciate all DREMC team members – whether working to restore power or behind the scenes to assist members and support the crews. We also appreciate the DREMC members for your patience as our team continues to focus on safety and repairs.

Updates on the power restoration efforts will be shared on Facebook and our website later today.

The photos at right are of the storm damage to electric infrastructure and DREMC’s Rally Hill substation in hard-hit Maury County. DREMC crews, system operators, and other team members have worked through the night on Wednesday and on Thursday to restore power and assist members.  

You can view DREMC’s active outage map here.