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Arkansas 2012 Winter Storm Thank You

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Ertel Construction helps Entergy Arkansas restore power after ice storm

Ertel Construction recently mobilized overhead power line crews to Arkansas in support of the power restoration efforts due to the ice storm that devastated the state on December 25, 2012.  At the peak of the storm, Entergy Arkansas reported close to 300,00 outages.  The Ertel crews were mobilized from North Carolina and South Carolina with minimal notice.  The crews reached the hardest hit area of Pulaski County Arkansas in less than 48 hours from time of mobilization.  The crews worked in cold, wet conditions to restore power in difficult terrain.  Entergy Arkansas reported that 99 percent of the power restoration efforts were completed by the morning of January 1, 2013.

 

Click here to view Entergy Arkansas Thank You video

 

 

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Low Country Utilities Coordinating Committee(LUCC) Minutes – November 7, 2012

The LCUU meeting was held on November 7, 2012 in North Charleston. Josh Black, with Ertel Construction, will serve as the Secretary of LUCC in the coming year and will communicate with other public utilities regarding damage prevention.

Ertel Construction, Inc was also the recipient of the 2012 Contractor of the Year for damage prevention in South Carolina.  Congratulations ERTEL!

 

Click here to view LUCC Meeting Notes

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Ertel Construction, Inc. provides power restoration to NJ

Ertel Construction, Inc. provides power restoration to NJ

Ertel Construction continues to provide power restoration in New Jersey after the Nor’easter storm hit the area on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.  At least 658,000 utility customers remained without electricity across the region, most of them in New York and New Jersey.  The New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie,  told reporters Thursday morning that the nor’easter was responsible for 167,000 new outages, but praised utility workers who were trying to get the lights and heat back on.  Christie said “These men and women on the utility companies are working 16-hour days.”

 

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Superstorm Sandy, Help with Power Restoration on East coast

Superstorm Sandy, Help with Power Restoration on East coast

In October,  just a day after Hurricane Sandy, our crews were fully engaged in storm restoration in the hardest hit areas of Northern Virginia assisting Dominion Power. Power was restored to all customers and then Ertel’s crew’s moved north to provide restoration to other utility customers.

Hurricane Sandy compared to land was about the size of Texas, a massive storm in diameter.  The strength of the storm set a record for barometric pressure.  The approach of the storm combined with the strength produced major storm surges to New York City where the harbor reported a record level 32 foot waves. 

Ertel Construction, Inc. in the news.  Click on the link below to read the newspaper article:

Crew makes progress on power restoration

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Hurricane Isaac Storm Restoration

Ertel crews were mobilized on August 28th to support power restoration efforts in Mississippi and Louisiana in support of Hurricane Isaac power restoration. Ertel crews were sent to support Entergy in Metro East New Orleans, LA and four Ertel crews were sent to support Entergy in McComb, MS. The crews in Metro East New Orleans work to restore power for the Lower 9th Ward district. The district had 100 percent power outage when the Ertel crews began their restoraration efforts. The crews replaced numerous damaged poles, transformers, and fuses. After only two days of work power was restored to 50 percent of the customers. After four days of work, 100 percent of the lower 9th ward customers power was restored. After the power was restored, Ertel crews did preventive maintenance work prior to completion of the storm restoration.

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