Huge team effort restores power following February ice storm - South Central Power

South Central Power | South Central Power

Huge team effort restores power following February ice storm

April 5, 2022

On Feb. 3, a devastating ice storm struck southern, central and eastern Ohio, bringing down more than 180 poles and more than 1,000 spans of wire, in addition to countless trees across the service territory. In total, more than 24,000 members lost power during a multi-day event that not only involved coordinating the South Central Power workforce, but also a small army of contractors and employees from neighboring cooperatives through mutual aid. Crews worked around the clock, including 16-hour shifts through the weekend, to restore power to all members by Feb. 10.

The South Central Power Company Board of Trustees recently approved a resolution recognizing the restoration efforts of line workers and other employees for their efforts in restoring power after Winter Storm Landon.

Thank you! Mutual aid and the cooperative difference

Line workers from across Ohio answered the call when South Central Power members lost power. Special thanks to the employees from the following cooperatives, who sent workers!

  • Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative
  • Butler Rural Electric Cooperative
  • Carroll Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Consolidated Cooperative
  • Darke Rural Electric Cooperative
  • Firelands Electric Cooperative
  • Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative
  • Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative
  • Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative
  • Logan County Electric Cooperative
  • Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative
  • Midwest Electric
  • North Central Electric Cooperative
  • North Western Electric Cooperative.
  • Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative
  • Pioneer Electric Cooperative
  • The Energy Cooperative
  • Union Rural Electric Cooperative