We Energies is headed to Puerto Rico

We Energies is headed to Puerto Rico

The companies are creating and putting together 6 containers of energy based battery storage to Puerto Rico and Kable says these containers will help them in extreme conditions. Ameren is sending almost 75 line workers and additional support personnel as part of this effort. With this new wave of assistance, the total number of power restoration workers on the island will increase to more than 5,500.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto are traveling to Puerto Rico Wednesday to get a firsthand look at on-going recovery from the September 20 hit by deadly and powerful Hurricane Maria.

Six bucket trucks, tools and other equipment is heading to Mobile, Alabama and will be shipped to Puerto Rico to meet crews that will arrive there in January.

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"From a logistics and planning perspective, this is an unprecedented mobilization effort for our company and the industry as a whole", John Wolfe, LG&E and KU vice president-Distribution and co-chair of the EEI Mutual Assistance Executive Committee, said in statement. Cellular phone service is available to 96 percent of the island, while potable water is available to 86 percent of the island, which is down from almost 91 percent a month ago.

Working with PREPA, FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the IMTs are focused on completing a full damage assessment of Puerto Rico's energy grid to develop an updated and more closely coordinated restoration plan.

"Ameren will send crews for three weeks and rotate them, as needed, until completion of the work", Wiesehan said.

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