All Hands on Deck
By: Terry Moseley
My apologies to those who lost power during the weekend of January 21st and 22nd. The men and women of Pioneer Electric worked over 30 hours restoring power in those two days. That’s nearly another week’s worth of work over a two day weekend.
The storms were made up of multiple waves of rain and wind that caused large numbers of outages for Pioneer’s electric system. Saturday’s problems started around 7 a.m. with system-wide outages causing nearly 1,600 members to lose power and Sunday saw another storm rip through our system at midday, knocking power out to over 1,800 members.
While I am sorry for those of you who suffered power outages, especially those who experienced extend times without power, I must brag on the Pioneer Employees who spent their weekend restoring power to our members. 33 employees from Selma and Greenville replaced broken poles, repaired broken wires and restored power to the 3,400 members suffering power outages. This was an “all hands on deck” event and the men and women of your cooperative answered the call.
Many of you had kind words for us as we worked to repair the damage. THANK YOU for your understanding and support.
Again, I apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during these storms, but be assured the men and women of Pioneer Electric stand ready to serve our members 24/7.
Terry Moseley serves as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Pioneer Electric Cooperative. This article was originally published in the Pioneer Electric edition of Alabama Living magazine in March 2017.