CPS Energy is sending several crews and support teams to Orlando, Florida to assist with storm restoration efforts.
“We’re going to lend them some very experienced crews to help them get the lights back on as soon as possible,” said Rick Maldonado, CPS Energy Senior Director of Distribution Construction and Maintenance.
More than 50 workers departed San Antonio shortly after 6 Friday morning on the way to Louisiana for an overnight stay. The crews were scheduled to arrive in Orlando, Florida Saturday evening.
“We’re expecting to see a lot of wind damage, which takes down poles with a lot of wires on the ground,” said Maldonado.
The restoration team includes line crews, pole crews and overhead construction personnel and they’re expected to remain in Florida for two weeks.
“Our folks are very competent in quickly restoring pole lines. That means clearing out the damaged equipment and installing new poles and new lines ,” Maldonado told KTSA News.