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We experienced reported only single outage affecting 40 consumers along Belangia Road in the Adams Creek area of Havelock this morning Jan. 18). Crews had to repair a span of power line that was taken down by a tree.
While CCEC’s system fared well during this second round of wintry weather, the below-freezing temperatures are again going to have an impact on heating bills. The state saw a record 200 consecutive hours of below freezing temperatures earlier this month. The previous record was 152 hours in 1982.
This second round of wintry weather and lower-than-normal temperatures are having an impact on home energy use. Here are some ways you can mitigate those costs:
Seal air leaks: Use weather stripping or caulk to seal any cracks or gaps around windows, doors and thresholds. Also check your ceiling – make sure that fans and light fixtures are properly sealed to the ceiling to prevent the air in your home from escaping into the attic.
The recent prolonged cold snap is going to be tough on a lot of people.
Co-op crews have restored power from the Jan. 3-4 snow storm and experienced no additional outages overnight. The CCEC dispatch center reported that all outages were cleared by 9:45 p.m.
Crews have restored the vast majority of power from last night’s snow storm, but are prepared to head out again tonight if below-freezing temperatures tonight create any new outages.
The co-op’s Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment (WPCA) has been set at zero for 2018, which means CCEC members will see an increase on their electric bills. The WPCA in 2017 was a credit of $6/1,000 kWh of electricity.
Jake Joplin is taking over the leadership reins from CEO and General Manager Craig Conrad who retires this month.
Calling all middle school basketball players!
The Carteret County Health Department was awarded a grant from the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation to purchase more than 90 car seats to distribute to families in need.