We Energies is headed to Puerto Rico

Dec 28, 2017, 00:40
We Energies is headed to Puerto Rico

Ameren is sending almost 75 line workers and additional support personnel as part of this effort.

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis-based utility company Ameren Corp.is sending equipment and workers to Puerto Rico as part of a new industry-wide deployment to restore power to the island.

An estimated 3.5 million Puerto Ricans were left in the dark after Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on the island in September.

The crew was sent to Virginia Tuesday, where they'll be loaded onto a barge and transported to the US territory.

Almost two dozen LG&E and KU vehicles and 30 personnel - including linemen, a safety specialist and others - are expected to work within the Caguas region of Puerto Rico alongside crews from the utilities' parent company, PPL, as well as crews from Kentucky Power, another area energy provider.

The new wave of crews and restoration equipment is project arrive mid-January, increasing the number of workers on the ground to 5,500. Each will spend three weeks in what's called the "Carolina Region" on the northeast coast, just east of San Juan. Ameren personnel will work under the direction of incident management teams (IMTs) that were deployed to Puerto Rico Dec. 10 to support the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA's) regional directors.

Botkins says Dominion Energy Virginia will send 56 pieces of equipment and restoration vehicles by barge January 2nd. Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it could be as long as eight months before the whole island's electric grid is restored.

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