Personnel, vehicles and equipment have been mobilized to accelerate the restoration process.
Uniondale, NY - November 29, 2017 - Responding to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s leadership, PSEG Long Island has mobilized more than 50 employees and contractors to Puerto Rico, along with the requisite vehicles and equipment, to help in the effort to rebuild its electrical grid after Hurricane Maria caused severe damage in September.
PSEG Long Island has mobilized more than 50 employees and contractors, along with the requisite vehicles and equipment, to Puerto Rico to help in the effort to rebuild its electrical grid after Hurricane Maria caused severe damage in September.
“At PSEG Long Island, responding to crises and helping those in need, is what we do best,” said Dan Eichhorn, president and COO of PSEG Long Island. “Our employees showed no hesitation when asked to volunteer and join NYPA and New York’s other utilities to support Puerto Rico and reconstruct the electrical grid to provide safe electrical power. This is a prime example of our employees’ commitment to always being there to help others in need, just as Long Islanders were supported after Superstorm Sandy.”
PSEG Long Island vehicles were driven to Pennsauken, NJ and loaded on to a barge which transported the trucks and equipment to Puerto Rico. Personnel will fly down today to meet up with the equipment.
A small contingent of employees arrived in Puerto Rico in early November and they have been assessing the damage. The additional personnel are in the process of deploying and will assist in restoring power across the island just as soon as they arrive.
Mutual aid allows for the sharing of resources such as labor and equipment during emergencies.
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.