How does Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative restore power?

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative's (GCECs) power restoration procedures are very simple. We try to restore power to as many families as possible as quickly as possible. Below are the steps GCEC takes to restore power:

  1. Restore power to substations
  2. Repair main feeder lines in populated residential areas
  3. Repair three-phase lines in built-up rural areas
  4. After three-phase lines have been repaired, repair single-phase lines
  5. Individual services and transformers are the last to be repaired
  6. Weather heads and meter bases torn from the dwelling by falling trees or ice are the responsibility of the homeowner