Indianapolis, Indiana – Diligent efforts were undertaken by crews throughout the night to restore power to over 10,000 individuals in the Indianapolis area who experienced power outages during the storms that occurred on Monday night.
According to AES Indiana, the number of customers affected by the power outage reached its peak at nearly 8,000, with over 1,100 customers still experiencing darkness as of 10 p.m. on Monday.
As of 6 a.m. on Tuesday, AES Indiana reported slightly over 150 remaining outages, primarily concentrated in the Meridian Hills area.
Duke Energy, on the other hand, reported over 2,300 customers without power during Monday night, with the majority of the outages affecting the regions of Carmel and Westfield.
By 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Duke Energy’s outage map displayed only a solitary remaining outage in central Indiana, alongside a few hundred customers experiencing power disruption near Bloomington, Madison, and Clarksville.
Recently, two consumer advocacy groups have raised concerns and called for a state investigation into AES Indiana’s response time in restoring power following a derecho event that occurred last month. The powerful storm on June 29 caused power outages for more than 81,000 customers, with numerous households enduring days without electricity.