Duke Oconee UPDATE

At the noon hour, as many as 2,500 Oconee customers of Duke Energy remained without electric power. And a spokesman said the area affected is Keowee Key.  96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that some customers in Keowee Key, however, are beginning to see their power restored. Duke spokesman Ryan Mosier in Greenville said the problem is demand, and his company urges everyone to help facilitate restoration by turning off as many appliances as possible, to help hold the service once it is returned. In fact, for the next 24 hours, Duke urges all of its Carolinas customers to conserve electricity by turning off unnecessary lights and to postpone household chores where possible that involve the use of electricity. If you’ve lost power, turn off as many appliances and electronics as possible. This will help with restoration efforts and reduces the demand on the lines, once the power is restored. Once power is back, wait a few minutes before turning equipment back on.