ST. LOUIS — Ameren Electrical Company continues to put its best foot forward in an effort to help restore power to hurricane-ravaged regions throughout the world.
On Friday, the St. Louis-based company will send 76 line workers and support personnel from Missouri and Illinois to Puerto Rico to repair energy facilities and ultimately restore power to a region that lost most of its power and is still without it in some areas following Hurricanes Irma and Maria late last year.
As members of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Ameren workers will join about 1,500 personnel arriving from the United States, increasing the total number of power restoration workers in Puerto Rico to more than 5,500, according to a press release.
“This restoration mission is a massive, unprecedented mutual aid effort,” Warner Baxter, chairman, president and CEO of Ameren Corporation, said in a statement. “We wish our co-workers, who volunteered for this assignment, and other crews from across the industry safe travels as they do extraordinary work to bring the power back to the citizens of Puerto Rico.”
Ameren said the island has been sectored into seven regions for purposes of the restoration. Ameren workers will begin work in the Carolina Region, located on the northeast coast, east of San Juan.
“The arrival of more crews in Puerto Rico is the culmination of months of planning and building operating and logistical infrastructure,” Ray Wiesehan, vice president of Corporate Security and Crisis Management for Ameren, said in a statement. “Our teams, working with industry colleagues, EEI and the local energy company, are ready to accelerate the power restoration process for the people of Puerto Rico.”
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