I see where LCEC CEO, Dennie Hamilton, is scheduled to provide a presentation regarding the recent power outages.
I have a big problem with LCEC, as well as Comcast and all the other utility providers that service Marco. My company deals with global firms that have a very large customer base (Sears, Motorola, Bank of America, etc.). Any time that we need to implement a break in the services that we provide, we are required to get permission from the parent company, notify all users well in advance (two weeks), and schedule the outage so as to not unduly impede the customers (midnight on Sundays, for example).
Why can our utility providers not do the same? We routinely have our power and cable service (Internet, cable and telephone) disrupted with absolutely no prior notice. And often the interruptions are not single events, but multiples in rapid succession. We should be notified in advance of outages, and if not, w e should be compensated for the inconvenience. If it were impacting their pocket books the same as, or more than, it impacts our daily lives, they would not be as free to turn off the switch at every little whim.