BEMC OUTAGES TOTAL NEARLY 83,000 AT SUNDOWN FRIDAY
SUPPLY, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2018, 8:00 p.m.) – A large majority of Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation’s (BEMC) members are without power as of late Friday afternoon. Most of the outages that BEMC members are experiencing are caused by issues with transmission infrastructure that delivers power to local substations.
“Hurricane Florence caused extensive damage both BEMC’s electric distribution system and the infrastructure that delivers power to us,” said Heather Holbrook, BEMC spokesperson. “We are a cooperative with 228 miles of transmission infrastructure and 6,700 miles of distribution line. Repairs to transmission lines must be completed before BEMC can re-energize affected substations in local areas.”