September 12, 2017 / 6:56 PM / a year ago

FACTBOX-About 5.8 mln without power in U.S. Southeast after Irma: utilities

    Sept 12 (Reuters) - Power outages from Hurricane Irma dropped to about 5.8
million customers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and
Alabama by Tuesday afternoon, down from a peak of over 7.4 million late Monday,
according to utilities in the affected region.
    Most remaining outages were in Florida Power & Light's service area in the
southern and eastern parts of the state. FPL, a unit of NextEra Energy Inc
 and the state's largest power company, said its total outages dipped to
about 2.5 million customers by Tuesday evening from a peak of over 3.6 million
early on Monday.
    FPL said it expects to restore essentially all of its customers in the
eastern portion of the state by the weekend and the harder-hit western portion
Florida by Sept. 22. The company warned, however, it would take longer to
restore power to customers who suffered tornado damage or severe flooding.

    Outages in Florida for Duke Energy Corp, which serves the northern
and central parts of the state, fell to around 1 million customers by Tuesday
afternoon, down from a peak of about 1.2 million on Monday, according to the
company's website.
    Irma hit southwestern Florida on Sunday morning as a dangerous Category 4
storm, the second-highest level on the five-notch Saffir-Simpson scale. It
gradually weakened to a tropical storm and then a tropical depression on Monday.
    In Georgia, utilities reported over 1.1 million customers without power on
Tuesday, down from a peak of around 1.3 million late Monday.
    Other big power utilities in Florida include units of Emera Inc and
Southern Co, which also operates the biggest electric companies in
Georgia and Alabama.
    The following table lists major outages according to the utilities'
 Power Company                         State      Total       Total
                                                  customers   customers
                                                  currently   served
 NextEra - FPL                         FL         2,514,100   4,904,000
 Duke - Florida                        FL         1,162,484   1,800,000
 Southern - Georgia Power              GA         545,307     2,482,000
 Georgia EMCs                          GA         347,000     N/A
 Emera - Tampa Electric                FL         250,925     425,000
 Lee County Electric                   FL         136,000     200,000
 JEA                                   FL         149,000     455,000
 Duke - South Carolina                 NC, SC     122,500     740,000
 Clay Electric                         FL         113,000     173,000
 SECO                                  FL         84,200      200,600
 Orlando Utilities Commission          FL         62,833      234,700
 Withlacoochee River Electric          FL         68,200      217,000
 Scana                                 SC         20,132      720,300
 Keys Energy Services                  FL         29,000      29,000
 South Carolina EMCs                   SC         22,012      N/A
 Florida Keys Electric                 FL         21,600      33,000
 Alabama Power                         AL         20,000      1,400,000
 Suwanee Valley Electric               FL         17,065      25,600
 Central Florida Electric              FL         17,100      35,600
 Peace River Electric                  FL         15,800      40,000
 Glades Electric                       FL         15,800      16,000
 Tri-County Electric                   FL         12,500      18,000
 Talquin Electric                      FL         12,700      51,000
 Gainesville Regional Utilities        FL         14,693      93,000
 Kissimmee Utility Authority           FL         4,855       72,000
 City of Chattanooga EPB               TN         1,500       170,000
 Dominion                              VA, NC     300         2,582,800
 Memphis Gas, Light & Water            TN         100         421,000
 Middle Tennessee Electric             TN         -           N/A
 Volunteer Electric                    TN         -           N/A
 Knoxville Utilities Board             TN         -           N/A
 Nashville Electric Service            TN         -           N/A
 Santee Cooper                         SC         -           N/A
 Southern - Gulf Power                 FL         -           N/A
 Choctawhatchee Electric               FL         -           N/A
 West Florida Electric                 FL         -           N/A
 Gulf Coast Electric                   FL         -           N/A
 Escombia River                        FL         -           N/A
                                       Total      5,780,706   

 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; editing by Frances Kerry, Jonathan Oatis and G
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