4-County Electric Crews Head to Florida

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Twelve members of the state's Electric Cooperatives of SC association reported 7,560 outages around SC.

Farmers RECC has dispatched six linemen and essential equipment to assist cooperatives in Georgia with power restoration caused by Hurricane Irma.

"Our employees and contractors are heading south with the expectation that they will be restoring power for at least two weeks", said Ed Baine, senior vice president of power delivery for Dominion. Spokesman Michael DeFreeuw said crews have always stepped up when volunteers are needed.




Line crews from any American electric cooperative can arrive on the scene, ready to provide support, because the national network of transmission and distribution infrastructure owned by cooperatives has been built to federal standards, according to Indiana Electric Cooperatives.

Missouri took part in daily conference calls among electric cooperatives that were expected to need help and those that should be out of harm's way. Electric co-ops in Louisiana and MS have returned the favor, helping Missouri electric cooperatives restore power after the ice storms of 2007 and 2009.

Alabama's rural electric cooperatives deliver power to more than 1 million people; they maintain more than 71,000 miles of power line. A fuel tanker truck from Central Electric Power Cooperative, Jefferson City, will accompany the group headed to Florida to avoid potential shortages en route. Its emergency assistance program began in 1948.

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