PEC sends 22 employees to restore power in Florida

Crews are expected to be gone 8 days to help aid Florida cooperatives

Pedernales Electric Cooperative dispatched 22 employees Monday to the City of Quincy, Fla., located near Tallahassee. PEC crews are traveling to assist Talquin Electric Cooperative with power recovery and rebuilding following the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma that made landfall in Florida early Saturday.

In addition to service and construction crews, PEC sent staff from its safety and engineering departments, plus two unmanned aerial vehicles to help with damage assessments.

“Our thoughts are with Talquin Electric Cooperative and their members as they recover from Hurricane Irma,” said Wayne McKee, PEC’s vice president of operations. “Restoring power after a storm of this magnitude is not easy, and we’re happy to offer our crews and resources to help bring electricity back to their community. Cooperatives are rooted in core principles that shape our values and organizations, and this opportunity to help is a bright reminder of two values we hold close at PEC: cooperation among cooperatives and concern for community.”

PEC’s crews are expected to be gone eight days, and the cooperative is developing a rotating schedule so PEC can help for as long as needed.

Follow PEC’s crews as they restore power to those impacted by Hurricane Irma on Facebook.