Public power crews from the Carolinas help Virginia’s Danville Utilities restore power

February 24, 2021

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
February 24, 2021

Crews from North Carolina and South Carolina public power entities recently helped Virginia’s Danville Utilities restore power after Danville was hit by ice storms.

Jason Grey, Director of Utilities at Danville Utilities, on Feb. 24 noted that Danville this month was hit by two ice storms that caused approximately 10,000 outages at peak. 

Danville was assisted by North Carolina’s ElectriCities, South Carolina’s Santee Cooper, Rocky Mount, N.C., Statesville, N.C., Tarboro N.C., and Apex, N.C., Grey noted. Service restoration was completed on Feb. 21.

ElectriCities is a not-for-profit membership organization of municipally owned electric utilities that are spread across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Santee Cooper is the state-owned public power utility in South Carolina.

Apex Electric Utilities crews assisted with the power outages in Danville by replacing electric poles broken during the ice storm, it noted in a Feb. 16 tweet.

“Our crews returned safely last night from Danville, Va. where they were helping with recovery efforts after snow and ice storms,” Santee Cooper noted in a Feb. 22 Facebook post.