Restoring Power

NYC Buildings: Emergency Electrical Restoration Information 

Restoring Power to Buildings

If the utility company has determined that a property sustained damage to the electrical system and will not restore power to the property, the owner must hire a licensed electrician to inspect the building’s electrical system and if needed, make the necessary repairs in accordance with the 2011 NYC Electrical code.

No Damage. If the electrician determines there was no damage to the building’s electrical system, he/she must submit a letter to the utility company certifying that it is safe to restore power. The utility company has template letters for this purpose. Upon receipt of this letter, the utility company will turn the power back on.

Damage. If the electrician determines there was damage, the following steps need to be taken: >  [read more]

 

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