Waltham, Mass. – September 11, 2017 – More than 300 National Grid employees and 100 vehicles–including our mobile command unit—will be departing on Tuesday, September 12th to support Duke Energy and Tampa Electric in their response efforts to Hurricane Irma.
“As part of the industry’s Mutual Assistance Network, we are proud to support our friends at Duke Energy and Tampa Electric,” said Dean Seavers, president of National Grid US. “With nearly six million Floridians without power this morning, we know the task ahead will not be easy. The complexity of power restoration after a catastrophic storm requires significant logistical expertise, along with skilled line workers and specialized equipment.”
Following any event that causes widespread power outages, electric companies must respond safely, swiftly, and efficiently to restore service to affected customers. Given the size and strength of Hurricane Irma, the storm is likely to be one of the largest industry restoration efforts in U.S. history.