Oncor Crews Return Home after Weeks of Sandy Restorations Approximately 500 employees, contractors conclude mutual assistance
DALLAS, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Oncor employees and contractors are now headed home to their families after restoring power to areas of Maryland, New York and New Jersey that took a beating from mother nature.
Hurricane Sandy first cut power to nearly 8 million homes and businesses as it roared ashore as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 80 miles per hour. Over the two weeks that followed, two nor'easters dumped several inches of snow on our crews and further complicated power restoration efforts.
"We take great pride in being able to lend our expertise and equipment in times of natural disaster," Oncor Vice President of Distribution Operations Keith Hull said. "Our crews were met with genuine gratitude while they worked throughout the northeast, and they had an incredibly successful and safe trip."
Oncor crews joined others from 45 states as part of its participation in several mutual assistance groups that allow utilities to share resources and crews after receiving a call for help.
For a complete collection of photos taken by Oncor crews while working in the northeast, visit the company's Flickr page.
Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC ("Oncor") is a regulated electricity distribution and transmission business that uses superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers. Oncor operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, delivering power to more than 3 million homes and businesses and operating approximately 118,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Texas. While Oncor is owned by a limited number of investors (including majority owner, Energy Future Holdings Corp.), Oncor is managed by its Board of Directors, which is comprised of a majority of independent directors.