PSEG Long Island Continues to Help Florida Utilities Restore Power to Customers

PSEG Long Island crews have restored power to thousands of Florida customers. The utility sent more than 460 PSEG Long Island employees and contractors  to assist Florida Power & Light, Tampa Electric Company and Duke Energy (Florida) following Hurricane Irma.

A contingent of employees is currently working to repair six circuits for the Tampa Electric Company, where more than 40,000 customers are without power as of this afternoon. Damage includes broken poles, broken cross arms and downed wires.

“The strong winds and rain from Hurricane Irma brought down trees, wires, poles and other equipment,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island’s vice president of transmission and distribution. “Our crews are assessing the damage and replacing poles, wires and transformers to restore service safely and as quickly as possible so the community can begin to rebuild and get back to normal life.”

Mutual aid allows for the sharing of resources such as labor and equipment among utilities during emergencies like hurricanes.

Throughout the restoration, we will chronicle the work of our PSEG Long Island crews in Florida on social media. Follow us on  PSEG Long Island on Facebook and PSEG Long Island on Twitter for photo albums and updates.

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