Mí Día was an emergency service operation we completed on a Friday evening in Grapevine. We got a call that a driver crashed their SUV into a pad-mounted transformer. It slipped between its protective barriers, knocking the transformer off the pad and destroying the transformer, the primary, and all of the secondaries. This incident led to three restaurants and a hotel all losing power at the start of the weekend.
Everything had to work just right for these four establishments to get up and running again. The power company had to have another transformer, the electric suppliers had to open up their warehouse for us to get all the supplies for the repair, and we needed to pull a crew together last minute – all after hours on a Friday night. Fortunately, the underground wires were intact, and the transformer was in the middle of the parking lot, which reduced some of the obstacles we had to work through.