Delmarva Power was recognized by Edison Electric Institute for its contributions to the unprecedented emergency power restoration mission in Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.
Delmarva Power, along with Exelon companies Atlantic City Electric, Baltimore Gas & Electric, ComEd, PECO and Pepco, were recognized with the special 2018 Emergency Assistance Awards for Puerto Rico Power Restoration. The awards were presented at EEI’s Annual Convention held earlier in June.
In nearly two months, 50 crew members from Delmarva Power, Atlantic City Electric and Pepco, worked in challenging conditions in the Caguas region of Puerto Rico. Delmarva Power employees worked as part of a team of about 300 employees from across Exelon to restore power to more than 11,000 customers without power in Puerto Rico for more than six months. During the seven-week deployment, the Exelon team installed 376 poles, 267 transformers and more than 108 miles of power lines.
EEI's Emergency Response Awards recognize companies that put forth efforts to restore service to the public after a storm or natural disaster. The winners are chosen by a panel of judges after an international nomination process. Earlier this year, EEI also recognized Delmarva Power with an Emergency Assistance Award for supporting power restoration efforts in areas of the southeast U.S. in response to Hurricane Irma.
Delmarva Power has sent hundreds of crews and support personnel to assist other energy companies across the country as part of mutual assistance networks. As Delmarva Power provides support, crews from across the U.S. have helped with restoration efforts in this region following severe storms.
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