SVEC Learning from Mistakes to Better Serve in the Future

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

An Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) manager said that they are ready to learn from their experiences over the last week and they were able to meet their goal of having power fully restored by the night of July 4th.

They are saying that was not soon enough.

They have several meetings set up over the course of the next few weeks to discuss how to better handle these surprise situations in the future. One representative said that they are not used to storms like the ones we experienced and that they are going to update their emergency plan.

Back to back storms like that are unique but valuable learning experiences.

"There's not a whole that we can do when we have the type of devastation that we saw that came through the area on Friday. It's just unprecedented from our perspective," said Manager of External Affairs at SVEC Mike Aulgur.

An SVEC representative said there have been some sporadic outages resulting from last night's storm. They are working with the Harrisonburg Electric Commission to take care of those.

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