By Dave Kresock
Like many other utilities across the nation, WEC is experiencing unprecedented challenges in procuring a wide variety of electric distribution equipment. The result is that there now may be significant delays in completing some member-requested electric services. This particularly affects new or enhanced service to members’ properties, as transformers are in short supply. In many cases, our vendors are extending lead times and delivery dates out several months, and in some cases, a year or more.
We are working hard to procure the necessary equipment for our members from a number of sources, but there are many constraints beyond our control. We expect this situation to persist well into 2024. Storm events, such as the recent hurricanes, will only exacerbate the situation, as well. WEC’s rugged territory and the increasing severity of storms make it necessary for us to keep a portion of our inventory available for emergencies.
We are sorry to have to report this news. If you anticipate needing new or expanded service, we encourage you to join our application queue as soon as possible. To do so, please complete the application or email us if you have questions or need information.
We appreciate your patience as we strive to meet the needs of our members and minimize the impact of this situation. For additional information, please visit our website.
Dave Kresock is WEC’s Director of Engineering & Operations. This notice was sent to members via email on October 13, 2022.
Visit wec.coop to find the Application for Line Extension/ Relocation Application, or contact WEC to signal your interest in future elective service upgrades.