Restoration After the Storm: Oncor Crews Head South into Greater New Orleans

In wake of Isaac, Oncor crews are redirected near hurricane's landfall

Sep 03, 2012, 05:00 ET from Oncor

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After days of work and thousands of power restorations in the Monroe and West Monroe, La., area, Oncor employees are continuing to help the citizens of Louisiana recover from the devastation left by Hurricane Isaac.  Oncor employees are now working in the Greater New Orleans region where the Associated Press is reporting about 240,000 people are in the dark.


"Now that our employees have completed restoration efforts in Northeast Louisiana, we will continue to assist Entergy near the gulf coast. Our employees are committed to lending their expertise to complete the restoration in Louisiana.  We are proud of the dedication our employees have in helping others in their great time of need - even during this extended Labor Day weekend," Oncor Chief Operating Officer Jim Greer said.

The 100 Oncor employees in the state will work from sunup to sundown until their help is no longer needed.

Oncor's work in Northeast Louisiana is documented in a series of photos and videos posted on the company's Flickr page and YouTube channel.

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.