Hydro One said Sunday night that it would send 175 employees to Florida after receiving a request for help from Florida Power and Light.
"We'll take our instructions from them and they will tell us exactly what they want us to do", said Dominion spokesman Chuck Penn. Hydro One's highly skilled employees are trained to work on both transmission and distribution systems as well as in storm and emergency situations, making them incredibly valuable resources during a devastating hurricane.
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Barts, rejecting criticism by political opponents and by islanders who felt abandoned as their homes and towns were devastated. The French government on Sunday defended its hurricane preparations for the hard-hit Caribbean islands of St.
"Access to electricity can be a lifeline in a disaster and our crews are determined to help restore power to the families and businesses in Florida as quickly and safely as possible", Greg Kiraly, Chief Operating Officer of Hydro One, said in a statement on Monday. Hydro One Incorporated out of Ontario saw an opportunity to help.
Toronto Hydro is part of the North Atlantic Mutual Assistance Group, electrical utilities that agree to share resources with other members and related associations in case of emergency.
"As part of this partnership, Gulf Power line crews provide assistance to other utilities when service to their customers is interrupted due to severe weather, and have traveled as far away as NY to assist with restoration following Superstorm Sandy", said Rogers.
Toronto Hydro says it is bringing bucket trucks to Florida to help with restoration efforts. Crews have deployed more than 36 times since 2008 to help other energy companies restore power to their customers.
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The National Hurricane Center advised the Leeward Islands , a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles, to monitor the storm. While Jose has the potential to become a major hurricane, it's not expected to take as destructive a path as Irma.
In the past, the utility has sent crews to Massachusetts, Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Vermont, Washington, DC, and the Carolinas. Up to 20,000 Gulf Power customers could lose power from the storm.
It will be one of the largest electric restoration efforts in USA history. In 2012, 225 Hydro One employees travelled to Long Island, N.Y., to help out with Hurricane Sandy.
At least 12 million people in Florida are without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
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