(CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – February 18, 2021) AEP Texas continues to make progress Thursday restoring electric service to customers across the service territory. As of 6:30 p.m., more than 88 percent of the customers affected by the load shed event have had their power restored.
AEP Texas estimates that we will restore 95 percent of all customers by the end of day Friday.
Crews will continue to work tirelessly to restore power to all customers who are able to receive it. In some cases, crews are discovering damage to our electrical system from the winter storm that must be repaired before circuits are energized. AEP Texas is utilizing all personnel to address these issues as safely and as quickly as we can.
“We know our customers are braving one of the coldest winter storms our state has ever seen,” said Jeff Stracener, vice president Distribution Region Operations. “Our crews will continue working to keep restoring as many customers as we can.”
The following is a list of preliminary Estimated Times of Restoration (ETRs).
Rio Grande Valley District
Edinburg Saturday, end of day
Harlingen Friday, end of day
McAllen Saturday, end of day
Mission Friday, end of day
Pharr Friday, end of day
Port Isabel Friday, end of day
Rio Grande City Thursday, end of day
San Benito Saturday, end of day
Weslaco Saturday, end of day
Alice Thursday, end of day
Carrizo Springs Friday, end of day
Del Rio Friday, end of day
Eagle Pass Saturday, end of day
Falfurrias Thursday, end of day
Hebbronville Friday, end of day
Laredo Saturday, end of day
Pearsall Thursday, end of day
Pleasanton Thursday, end of day
Uvalde Friday, end of day
Corpus Christi District
Aransas Pass Saturday, noon
Beeville Friday, end of day
Corpus Christi Saturday, end of day
El Campo Thursday, end of day
Kenedy Friday, end of day
Kingsville Friday, end of day
Port Lavaca Thursday, end of day
Sinton Friday, end of day
Victoria Friday, end of day
All cities Thursday, end of day
San Angelo District
McCamey Saturday, end of day
All other communities Thursday, end of day
Note: If your community is not listed above, please associate your ETR with city/town closest to you.
Texas will face freezing temperatures overnight again Thursday. In some areas of our service territory, weather conditions may slow the restoration effort.
“We are seeing some areas where this winter storm is presenting a few challenges to our crews, but we are still working,” Stracener said. “We will continue restoring power as long as we can do it safely working in the elements.”
AEP Texas reminds customers to continue to conserve energy. Customers who do not have power are asked to place all appliances in the “Off Position” and disconnect all electronic equipment from electrical plugs. This will expedite the restoration process and protect personal electronic equipment.
Please continue to stay safe. Listen to safety alerts from your local authorities. You can find warming centers around the state at this link https://tdem.texas.gov/warm/ or by visiting AEPTexas.com.