Tuesday, October 30, 2012
KU, LG&E crews travel to southeast Ky.,
East Coast to assist with power restoration
KU and LG&E have released an additional 100 resources to assist with restorations in the northeast after Hurricane Sandy. This is in addition to the nearly 300 resources released this past weekend. The mix of resources includes employees, Kentucky-based contractors and mutual assistance partners.
In addition, LG&E-KU has also deployed about 75 individuals to provide additional support for our Kentucky Utilities and Old Dominion Power crews in southeast Kentucky and western part of Virginia where snow accumulation is expected.
With the help from mutual assistance and contract partners, KU and LG&E now have released a total of more than 400 line technicians, tree crews and other personnel from across our service territories to assist PPL Electric Utilities, a subsidiary of LG&E and KU’s parent company PPL Corporation, and other northeast utilities whose service territories have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
These efforts are a result of LG&E and KU’s participation in nationwide mutual assistance organizations, in which a collection of utility companies assist other utilities in times of natural disasters and crisis situations.