MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – The Berkeley Electric Cooperative is de-energized Kiawah and Seabrook Islands on Friday, October 7 at 3 p.m.
Officials believe this is the safest thing to do and could prevent unnecessary damage. To re-energize is a timely process but much quicker than having to make many repairs.
We’re told the utility can not wait until the worst of the storm to take action because personnel will need to be able to go to the substations to manually de-energize and this takes time to do.
The entire Seabrook substation was de-energized which serves part of Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island and Betsy Kerrison Road up to River Road. Circuits out at the Legareville substation that serve the majority of Kiawah Island we will also be de-energized.