Power Outages and Provider Info
Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative (WREC) – Serves Hernando & Citrus
Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative has over 122 thousand members currently without power. They have begun the assessment phase of damage to our electric distribution system. Cooperative linemen will restore power to hospitals, shelters, and other critical infrastructure first. They will then move into commercial and residential areas. They expect it to take 7 to 10 days for the majority of accounts to have their power restored.
Constituents are encouraged to please avoid all flood areas and keep away from downed power lines. If constituents experience a power outage or see downed power lines, they can call their local Cooperative office at:
- West Hernando – (352) 596-4000
- Crystal River – (352) 796-4382
Report an Outage webpage: https://www.wrec.net/report-an-outage
*Stubhub portal is currently experiencing technical difficulties so they encourage calling or using the webpage
SECO – Serves Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, Lake and Marion
SECO has reported More than 100,000 members are known to be without power. The outages affect more than 100 feeders. Eight SECO substations are completely out due to transmission outages – including six Duke Energy transmission outages, one City of Ocala transmission outage, and one SECO-owned transmission outage. SECO has developed a priority plan to restore feeders with hospitals, shelters, schools and government agencies located on them. Next priority is to assess the entire system and execute a plan that restores power to large groups of members next, and then to less populated areas with individual electric services. SECO anticipates that damage will be extensive and the restoration may take days or even weeks.
Members with smartphones and tablets should use SECO’s Storm Center to report outages to ensure the company is aware of your service status. CenturyLink phone lines are down, so please report your outages online. Link: http://www.secostormcenter.com/StormCenter.aspx
Duke Energy – Serves Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, Lake
Roughly 8,000 Duke Energy workers and additional resources from across the country have gathered in North FL/South Georgia and will be mobilized, equipped and ready to begin the restoration process once conditions safely permit. The majority of Duke crews are working from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Additional crews that work through the night on critical infrastructure repairs and emergency situations. At night, support personnel refuel vehicles and restock materials/supplies so they are ready for the next shift.
Duke Energy expects power restoration to be completed for central and northern service areas the night of Sunday, September 17th, this includes our counties Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter.
- Report an Outage: http://www.duke-energy.com/irma, text OUT to 57801 or call 800.228.8485 to ensure that crews know your power is out.
Leesburg Electric – Serves Lake County
- Outage Map: http://www.leesburgflorida.gov/Responder/Dashboard/Default.aspx
- Report an Outage: (352) 728-9830
Clay Electric – Serves Lake and Marion (Majority of Service Area Outside of FL CD11)
Clay Electric has 152,811 accounts without power due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, which is nearly 90% of their members. Crews will begin working as soon as it’s safe to do so.
- Report an Outage: (888) 434-9844
- Outage map: http://outagemap.clayelectric.com/
Ocala Electric Utility – Serves Marion (Majority of Service Area Outside of FL CD11)
OEU crews are working diligently to restore power to affected residents. ** Please do not report your power outage on Facebook** Please do not report an outage more than once. If residents’ power is restored while crews are still working in the area, it is encouraged that they leave a porch light or externally visible light on so crews can see that they have power.
- View and subscribe to current outages: www.outages.ocalafl.org
- Report a power outage: call 352-351-6666 or download the free MyUsage App from the App Store or Google Play.