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For Immediate Release:

January 10, 2024

Media contact:
LaQuisha Parks
Vice President of Energy Services and Corporate Communications


STATESVILLE, N.C. – EnergyUnited is expected to complete power restoration efforts Wednesday evening by 6 p.m. after strong winds and heavy rain from Winter Storm Finn left nearly 6,000 people without power during the peak of the storm on Tuesday afternoon. More than 200 linemen and crew members are supporting restoration efforts today to replace 20 broken poles and complete all necessary repairs.

The electric cooperative has restored power to most members who were affected by the storm, despite safety challenges from strong winds that impeded progress at times. Damage was widespread across EnergyUnited’s 19-county service area. However, the cooperative continues to make progress, with less than 500 members remaining to be restored.

“We understand that power outages can have a significant impact on our members,” said Steve McCachern, vice president of energy delivery for EnergyUnited. “Thankfully, crews are continuing to make significant progress in our efforts to restore power to all affected members safely and quickly.”

Important Safety Tips

  • Stay awayfrom all downed lines. Always assume that any line on the ground or overhead is energized and deadly. Please report downed line sightings using the My EnergyHub app or by calling 1-800-522-3793 to speak with one of our member support specialists.
  • Never usea portable generator indoors due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Portable generators should only be used in well-ventilated areas when necessary to power essential equipment.
  • Avoid traveling on roads that are unsafe. Please rest assured that crews are working to restore power to all members as safely and quickly as possible.
  • Stay informed with real-time updates on our outage map and by following EnergyUnited on Facebook, Instagram, X or LinkedIn.

About EnergyUnited   EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina, with 140,137 member connections. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. Visit EnergyUnited online at to learn more about the cooperative’s power restoration process.

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