FPL Workers Return From California After Helping Rebuild Energy Grid Areas Devastated by Camp Fire
By Space Coast Daily // December 29, 2018
marked their fourth deployment to assist others after natural disaster in 2018
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) recently announced that more than 100 line workers and support staff safely returned from Northern California after helping restore power to areas devastated by the Camp Fire.
Crews worked alongside Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) employees in and around the city of Paradise to help rebuild parts of the grid that were destroyed due to the wildfire.
“We know how important it is for all of us to come together and to help our fellow Americans in their greatest time of need,” said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL.
“Our team was honored to work alongside PG&E to do our part to help rebuild the grid to those devastated by this natural disaster. As we have done throughout this year, we always stand at the ready to provide additional assistance whenever and wherever it is needed for our fellow citizens when they recover from challenging events like this.”
The effort in California marks the fourth time this year that FPL crews have been deployed to assist in power restoration efforts after a natural disaster.
Earlier this year, FPL crews, some working as long as three months, helped restore power in the Bayamon region of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
FPL crews also helped restore power in the Carolinas, Florida’s Panhandle and Georgia in some of the hardest hit areas impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.
In addition to these events, FPL sent engineers to support the restoration effort for this month’s Winter Storm Diego in the Carolinas.
“I am so proud of our dedicated lineworkers who safely volunteered time and again to help their fellow citizens,” said Manny Miranda, senior vice president of power delivery for FPL. “For some of our lineworkers, they worked all four mutual assistance efforts, leaving their family and friends for nearly five months this year. They helped rebuild the grid and restore power to thousands, as well as providing water and other essentials to people in need.”\
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