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BECi announces 91% restoration

Staff Report
BECi

BECi released the following on their Facebook page regarding power restoration and the hardworking linemen restoring power.

It's another wet and muddy day for our linemen but we are happy to announce that we have reached 91% restoration.

BECi workers

We know that this has been a long and frustrating journey for our members.

Our 1,200 linemen and hundreds of additional support staff are still working as quickly as they can to restore power to our remaining 3,900 members.

Unfortunately, we are unable to give accurate restoration times for specific areas or roads.

We are still confident in our original restoration estimate and predict that a large majority of our members will be restored by the end of September.

If you are without power, please check your breaker box for any damage or tripped breakers.

If you do not see not any damage there, please check your meter base, weather head and meter pole.

Remember, it is the member's responsibility to make repairs to the meter base before power can be restored.

Please visit our website under "Requirement for Service" for spec sheets. If you are unsure about what needs to be repaired, please call our office.

If you have already completed repairs, please call our office to begin a work order.

Make sure you have checked with parish officials about the permitting process - especially BECi members in Calcasieu Parish.

If you have completed all these tasks, please continue to wait patiently as linemen make repairs in your area.

Remember that we are unable to report outages through Facebook comments and recommend that members not publish their home address in a public forum.

If you need to report your outage, please call 1-800-367-0275 and select "1" to report your outage through the automated service or "0" to speak to a customer service representative.

We are experiencing a higher than normal call volume at this time, so please remain patient.

You may leave a voice message and a representative will return your call.

We want to again thank our members and community for their continued support and patience during this difficult time.

Below are the current outage numbers per parish:

  • Allen Parish: 5,320 meters restored out of 5,509 meters - 97% restored.
  • Beauregard Parish: 14,075 meters restored out of 14,943 meters - 95% restored.
  • Calcasieu Parish: 9,747 meters restored out of 12,402 meters - 79% restored.
  • Evangeline Parish: 100% restored
  • Jeff Davis Parish: 257 meters restored out of 336 meters - 77% restored.
  • Rapides Parish: 1,447 meters restored out of 1,487 meters - 98% restored.
  • Vernon Parish: 8,010 meters restored out of 8,172 meters - 99% restored.

TOTAL: 38,906 meters restored out of 42,899 meters - 91% restored.