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For Immediate Release:

January 09, 2024

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


  • Crews continue repairing service as safely and quickly as possible. 
  • As the storm continues to move across the service area, additional outages may occur. 
  • Damage assessments are underway; co-op officials anticipate a multi-day response. 

STATESVILLE, N.C. – Power has been restored to more than 5,000 EnergyUnited members Tuesday afternoon as Winter Storm Finn moves across the Carolinas. Strong wind gusts and heavy rain have resulted in saturated ground conditions, downed trees, tree limbs with 60 separate outage events remaining across the cooperative’s 19-county service area.  

While crews have made significant progress, power restoration efforts may be impeded at times, as high wind speeds ranging between 35-50 mph present safety challenges for cooperative linemen and support crews who are unable to complete aerial work under such conditions. However, crews remain in place across the cooperative’s service area and are completing damage assessments and repairs as weather conditions permit.  

“Crews are working diligently to restore power to all members as safely and quickly as possible,” said Steve McCachern, vice president of energy delivery for EnergyUnited. “We expect a multi-day response will be needed to complete repairs, as strong wind gusts continue into Wednesday and additional outage events are anticipated.”    

Important Safety Tips 

  • Stay away from 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 use a 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 all travel if possible during the storm and avoid roads that are unsafe. In the event that our cooperative experiences any major outages, please rest assured that crews will work to restore power to all members as safely and quickly as possible. 


Outage Reporting and Restoration Updates 

Members are encouraged to use the cooperative’s mobile app, My EnergyHub, to report outages; however, outages can also be reported by calling 1-800-EUNITED. To view the latest outage information from EnergyUnited, please visit our outage map. 


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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