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Winter Storm Wesley storm damage information in Minnesota

Friday, April 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shari Wormwood
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Winter Storm Wesley storm damage information in Minnesota as of April 12, 2019


Electric Co-op

Location

Total outages

Current outages

Poles down

Substations down

Mutual Aid
Request

BENCO Mankato

 

 800

 200

 

Yes

Federated Rural Electric Assn.

Jackson

2,700

 

300

 

Yes

Freeborn-Mower

Albert Lea

10,000

3,873

500

 

Yes

Lyon-Lincoln Electric

Tyler

300-400

150

45

 

 

MiEnergy

Rushford

5,000

1,000

100

 

 

Nobles Electric

Worthington

4,100

 

 

 

 

Peoples Energy

Oronoco

8,750

1,900

250

 

Yes

Sioux Valley Energy

Coleman, SD and Brandon, MN

9,000

5,000

430

 

 

 

Steele Waseca

Owatonna

1,700

1,400

150

 

Yes

East River Energy

 

 

 

 

27 @ 2 pm - 3 to be energized

 

Great River Energy

 

 

 

323

15

 

 

Mutual aid storm relief information

  • Stearns Electric and Dakota Electric are sending crews to Peoples Electric Cooperative.
  • Iowa is sending 70 lineworkers to four co-ops in southern Minnesota.
  • Four employees from Meeker Electric Co-op left this morning to assist Nobles Cooperative Electric Federated Rural Electric.
  • Lake Region sent eight lineworkers to Peoples Energy on Friday morning.

  • BENCO Electric will receive mutual aid assistance from Highline Construction, Brown County REA, MN Valley Jordon, and Dakota Electric beginning Saturday, April 13.
  • Freeborn-Mower will have assistance from 124 lineworkers on Saturday. They’ve secured contractor crews as well as help from a number of western Wisconsin Co-ops through their Dairyland mutual assistance program. 
  • Federated appreciates help from four Iowa electric cooperatives that are sending a total of 18 lineworkers. Contractor Karian Peterson is sending nine lineworkers. Two from Jackson municipal are assisting, along with two from Meeker Electric Cooperative in Litchfield. That brings thetotal of line crews working in Jackson County to more than 60 working outage restoration.
  • Sioux Valley Energy has called on 27 contract lineworkers and 12 lineworkers from other SD co-ops, including FEM Electric, Codington – Clark electric, H-D Electric, and Lake Region Electric. 




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