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.
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National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company that supplies the energy for more than 20 million people through its networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.
National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Read more about the innovative projects happening across our footprint in The Democratization of Energy, an eBook written by National Grid's US president, Dean Seavers.