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NHEC Online Outage Map Goes Live

posted Nov 23, 2008, 6:37 AM by Ron Joffe   [ updated Nov 23, 2008, 6:38 AM ]
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative has made real-time information on power outages
available on its website.
 
The online map of New Hampshire displays the same information used by
the company's outage management system to track power outages at the
county and town level. Color-coded circles indicate the approximate
location and time of outages, number of Co-op members affected, the
status of line crews in the field and the expected time of restoration.
To protect member privacy and security, the outage map tool does not
display outage locations to a specific street address.
 
When outages are occurring, an alert box will appear on the NHEC website
home page indicating the number of outages and members affected. The
alert box links to the real-time outage map for more detailed
information. The alert box does not appear when there are no active
outages.
 
The online outage map was designed with many audiences in mind, said
NHEC Vice President of Public and Member Relations/CFO Dena DeLucca.
 
"During periods of heavy outages, real-time information is valuable for
state and local emergency officials as well as the media," DeLucca said.
"It's also helpful for seasonal members - nearly 30% of our total
membership - who may be planning to visit the area."