EMERALD ISLE, N.C.- Thanks to a donation from Lowe’s, the Town of Emerald Isle announces plans to install a new propane powered 60kwh backup generator that will provide emergency power to the Emerald Isle Police Department (EIPD) and adjoining municipal offices.
During Hurricane Dorian in Sept. 2019, the EIPD experienced operational issues with its aged emergency generator. Staff immediately began researching solutions to replace the damaged units.
The donated generator from Lowe’s will provide emergency power to Emerald Isle Police personnel and thus protect the citizens, businesses and guests of Emerald Isle for years to come.
“The Town of Emerald Isle is beyond grateful to Lowe’s for the contribution of a new Generac Generator,” stated Matt Zapp, Emerald Isle Town Manager. “We wish to thank our local Cape Carteret Lowe’s store management team and Lowe’s regional partners for making the generator a reality. The Town plans to use an approved Lowe’s installer and licensed electrician to complete the project.”
It is estimated that the Town of Emerald Isle will invest approximately $10,000 to install the new generator and replace an aged 500-gallon propane tank with a new and larger unit.
For additional information about the Town of Emerald Isle, visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org or call 252-354-3424. To learn more about Lowe’s, click on https://www.lowes.com/ or visit your nearest store