Power was restored this morning to SRE members in Gautier served by the Martin Bluff substation. A lightning arrester, which works to protect substation equipment from the damage of lightning, was the cause of the outage. Our servicemen responded quickly to identify the problem. This was initially a larger outage, but servicemen reduced outages to 1,500 even before installing the new equipment.
Thank you for your patience as we worked to restore the outage this morning.