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Local power workers join hurricane recovery effort

Local power workers join hurricane recovery effort

All 10 of FirstEnergy's utilities are part of the mutual assistance effort, which includes crews from Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company (CEI) and Toledo Edison in Ohio; Penelec, Penn Power, West Penn Power and Met-Ed in Pennsylvania; Mon Power in West Virginia; Potomac Edison in West Virginia and Maryland; and Jersey Central Power & Light in New Jersey.

The utility also looks to prioritize restoring electricity service to "the largest number of customers in the shortest amount of time - including service to major thoroughfares that host supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and other needed community services". More than 6 million are without electricity in Florida. With the storm still thrashing its way inland toward Alabama and the Carolinas, utilities are stuck waiting for safer conditions to assess the damage, before they can even begin to work on what is "likely to be one of the largest industry restoration efforts in USA history". "We've got to balance cost and reliability. After we take care of everyone right here at home, we are prepared to send more than 100 personnel to assist with power grid rebuilding and restoration in the southeast", said Rick DelaHaya, Gulf Power spokesperson.

As of Monday, the state's generation fleet had remained up and running as normal, with the exception of two FPL nuclear power plants directly in Irma's path. If you see a downed power line, call 911 or 800-4OUTAGE.

Across the country, only about 20 percent of US power lines are underground, the Energy Information Agency reports.

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FPL has activated 30 staging sites, each a mini-city to support and supply its workers, FPL CEO Eric Silagy said. "We will be bringing it back up", Gould said.

The company has 20,000 restoration workers in the field, assessing and repairing damage day and night. "We do not publicize when that will be but we will announce it afterward". "There never were. We're ready to generate power".

"FirstEnergy employees are committed to assisting with what is likely to be a massive power restoration effort in Florida", said Steven Strah, senior vice president and president of FirstEnergy Utilities.

This report will be updated frequently.


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