Utilities, in short, don’t take it personally.
Duke spokesman Bill Norton said no specific customer group was targeted.
“It’s a computerized system. It’s automated,” he said. “The system will detect where the problem is and drop power there. So it’s really automated. You can’t say, ‘Keep that area online, but let’s not go there’.” does not work. It’s an automated process. ”
To keep the grid running, power companies had to reduce demand with rolling blackouts.
WRAL Investigates asked Duke for a map showing which customers were out of power and for how long. Similar questions are expected at Tuesday’s scheduled meeting of the state’s Public Utilities Commission.
The commission is investigating generator outages at the Roxboro and Marshall plants and is asking about reported generator failures at the Dunriver and Mayo plants.