Local power crews to assist in Puerto Rico
Manpower, equipment and expertise are on their way to Puerto Rico as crews from Delmarva Power head to the island to help with hurricane restoration efforts.
More than two dozen linemen, plus trucks and other equipment, will be in Puerto Rico for at least a month to help get electricity flowing again in the American territory which was nearly destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. A third of the island has been without power since.
Equipment and vehicles are already en route. Manpower will be dispatched
in early February.
Delmarva Power is part of Exelon Holdings. DPL will be joined on the island by other Exelon companies including Atlantic City Electric and Pepco.
”We are incredibly proud of our dedicated employees who are volunteering to assist in this vital effort,” Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president, said in a statement. “Our employees have an ingrained sense of service and are eager to work with crews from across Exelon and across the country to help the residents of Puerto Rico.”
Baltimore Gas and Electric is also participating in the restoration effort.