Majority of storm-related outages expected to be restored by midnight; many will be repaired earlier
Work in some heavily damaged areas of Volusia County will continue on Monday
Company appreciates customers' support and patience
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Duke Energy crews and contractors are working 16-hour days and overnight hours to restore power to Florida customers and responding to 911 assistance calls in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
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Duke Energy Florida has invested more than $2.4 billion since 2004 maintaining and strengthening its energy system. These investments include trimming trees, replacing wood transmission structures with steel or concrete and installing grid automation and Smart Grid devices which help to improve service reliability and reduce both the length and number of outages.
About Duke Energy Florida
Duke Energy Florida owns and operates a diverse generation mix, including renewables, providing about 9,000 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.7 million customers in a 13,000-square-mile service area.
With its Florida regional headquarters located in St. Petersburg, Fla., Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. It supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 7.4 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 24 million people. The company also distributes natural gas to more than 1.5 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its commercial and international businesses operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing renewable energy portfolio.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is an S&P 100 Stock Index company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com.
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