Date September 13, 2017
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Contacts Jessica Rock
Duquesne Light Company Crews Volunteer to Power #HurricaneIrma Restoration Efforts
Mutual Assistance Program Aids Historic Amount of Storm-Related Power Outages
PITTSBURGH – A group of Duquesne Light Company employees volunteered to hit the road on Monday, September 11, to help Florida Power & Light combat a record-breaking number of outages caused by Hurricane Irma, and the company is sending 39 additional employees down to Florida Wednesday morning, bringing the total to 64.
“While our customers in Allegheny and Beaver counties are our top priority, Duquesne Light Company always is willing to provide help to communities in need, both near and far, through our participation in the mutual assistance program. Harnessing the spirit of unity, collaboration and teamwork, our crews are eager to help restore power to customers in Florida as quickly and safely as possible,” said Mike Doran, Vice President of Operations at Duquesne Light.
The additional group of volunteer crew members leaving the Woods Run facility at 9 a.m. Wednesday will include lineworkers and mechanics, among others. Once they arrive in Florida, they will help Florida Power & Light to assess and repair downed wires, replace damaged equipment and set new utility poles.
To follow updates about Duquesne Light’s Hurricane Irma restoration efforts, visit Duquesne Light’s Facebook and Twitter pages or https://www.duquesnelight.com.
About Duquesne Light Company
Duquesne Light Company is committed to more than keeping the lights on; it powers the moments in its customers’ lives. As a next generation energy company, Duquesne Light Company’s nearly 1,500 employees are dedicated to delivering reliable and safe energy to more than a half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.