Wake Forest Power receives national commendation for electric restoration efforts in Blackstone, VA

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 1:34pm

Wake Forest Power (WFP) recently received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its support of electric power restoration efforts in Blackstone, VA.

In mid-February, WFP sent Hugo Mier, Scott Abbott, Joe Shearin, Zack Barclay, Jason Walters, Chris Keith, Tripp Jefferys, Ben Lineberry, Jimmie Kearney, Mark Schissell, Chris Terrell and Nicholas Schaedig to assist Blackstone Light & Power, which suffered widespread outages as a result of an ice storm. The crew provided restoration assistance in Blackstone for one week until the reconstruction of utility poles, electric lines, and power system equipment that sustained damage was completed.

WFP participates in the APPA’s Mutual Aid Network, which coordinates with utilities and authorities during widespread power outages. For more information, email Electric Systems Division Manager Chris Terrell at cterrell@wakeforestnc.gov.