Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC) is using an onsite fuel depot to increase the resiliency of its fleet. The new depot holds 24,000 gallons of fuel and came online last August.
“During Hurricane Florence in 2018, access to fuel for all the vehicles involved in power restoration was extremely difficult,” said CCEC CEO and General Manager Jake Joplin. “We assessed the need and possible solutions, and constructed a fleet fueling station at our Newport office to keep our operations rolling both day-to-day and after a disaster.”
The depot was completed ahead of the 2019 hurricane season, serving as a valuable resource during recovery efforts following Hurricane Dorian. Although fuel scarcity was not as much of an issue in CCEC’s territory at that time, the depot did speed recovery efforts for CCEC and visiting crews.