The Northeast Public Power Association released the following statement today that 27 member utilities have responded to calls for mutual aid to repair damage to electric distribution systems in southern Florida.
With Harvey and Irma battering the southern United States, with more than 4 million reported outages in Florida alone, New England's public power utilities have stepped up to help.
30 line crews and supervisors from 27 systems began arriving in Florida by Tuesday, September 12th and will quickly begin assisting in Homestead, New Smyrna Beach, and Orlando.
Thank you to all of the responding utilities, including:
• Connecticut: Norwich
• Massachusetts: Belmont, Braintree, Chicopee, Concord, Danvers, Georgetown, Groton, Groveland, Hingham, Holden, Holyoke, Ipswich, Littleton, Mansfield, Marblehead, Middleborough, Middleton, North Attleborough, Norwood, Princeton, Rowley, Sterling, Taunton, Wakefield, Wellesley
• Rhode Island: Pascoag
Middleborough Gas & Electric Department has sent a crew and bucket truck along with our Electric Division Manager Bill Taylor who will supervise the work of the NEPPA crews in the Orlando area. Participants commit their crews and equipment for a period of two weeks but they may stay longer depending upon progress repairing a decimated infrastructure. MGED will post updates to Facebook/MGED news. The Department thanks everyone sending well-wishes to our crew working in the damage zone.