High winds, ice storms and thunderstorms are responsible for most unplanned power outages. Depending on the severity of the damage to the transmission and distribution system, power outages can last a few minutes or a few days.
Utility companies want to begin emergency storm damage repair as soon as the weather conditions will safely allow. Operators know even a short disruption in service can be an inconvenience to customers. Longer disruptions can prove dangerous if customers are left without a way to heat or cool their homes. In addition to lost revenue, utility companies can be hit with penalties for supply interruptions. In some areas, industry regulators impose fines based on the number of outages and the length of the disruption.
This is why emergency repair services for transmission and distribution lines are so important.
Storm response contractors work with the utility company’s outage management plan. Working methodically ensures that power is restored as efficiently as possible. The utilities’ overarching goal is to prioritize areas that will return service to as many customers as possible.
In addition to working quickly, safety is a top priority. Every Matrix NAC crew member is committed to working with zero accidents. Safety is one of our core values. As individuals and as a company, Matrix NAC is committed to a zero-incident culture on every job site and project.
During an emergency storm response, the weather must be continually monitored to ensure that crews can work safely. Working with the utilities, crews must also make sure power is no longer flowing through any of the downed lines before repair work begins.
work on transmission and distribution lines can begin. Emergency repair service to transmission and distribution lines is one of the most critical components during an outage because transmission lines carry high-voltages that typically serve thousands of customers.