The award is presented to companies to recognize an outstanding response after service has been disrupted by severe weather conditions.
Uniondale, NY - January 11, 2017 - The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today presented PSEG Long Island with the association’s “Emergency Assistance Award” for its outstanding work assisting customers impacted by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
The award is presented to EEI member companies to recognize an outstanding response in assisting other electric companies in power restoration efforts after service has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other natural events. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process, and the awards were presented during EEI’s Winter Board and CEO Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
PSEG Long Island provided more than 460 company employees and contractors to help Florida Power & Light, Tampa Electric Company and Duke Energy (Florida) restore electric service to millions who lost power during Hurricane Irma.
“At PSEG Long Island, we are strongly committed to community, service and helping others in need,” said Dan Eichhorn, president and COO of PSEG Long Island. “We prepare year-round for storms and we were fortunate to be in a position to send personnel to assist in the restoration of power in Florida. Responding to crises is what we do best and we were happy to return the favor, as Long Islanders received significant mutual assistance support following Superstorm Sandy.”
“When disaster impacts a region, electric companies from across the nation are called on to assist impacted companies in need – mutual assistance is a hallmark of our industry,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “When Hurricane Irma struck, PSEG Long Island answered the call to help. PSEG Long Island’s assistance to restore service to impacted customers is a terrific example of mutual assistance in action.”
EEI is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As a whole, the electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in communities across the United States. In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 60 international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $9.1 billion.