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Nov 02, 2017, 19:30 ET Electric Companies Are Dispatching Technical Experts, Crews and Equipment to Support Power Restoration in Puerto Rico

Following Tuesday's request for assistance from Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) CEO Ricardo Ramos, senior executives from the...


Oct 31, 2017, 17:05 ET EEI and APPA Respond to PREPA's Request for Assistance in Restoring Power to Puerto Rico

This morning, the American Public Power Association (APPA) and the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) received a letter from Puerto Rico Electric...


Oct 04, 2017, 20:11 ET EEI Continues to Coordinate with Federal Government and Industry Partners to Support Power Restoration Efforts in Puerto Rico, As New Storm Develops in Gulf

Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Executive Director of Security and Preparedness Scott Aaronson released the following statement on EEI's efforts to...


Sep 27, 2017, 17:03 ET EEI Statement on the Release of the Tax Reform Framework

Edison Electric Institute President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement on the release of the tax reform framework by President Trump and...


Sep 15, 2017, 19:35 ET Power Restored to More Than 80 Percent of Customers Impacted by Hurricane Irma, Crews Continue to Work Around the Clock

As of 5:30 p.m. EDT, about 1.4 million customers are without power in Florida and Georgia as a result of Hurricane Irma. At Irma's peak on...


Sep 13, 2017, 21:03 ET Hurricane Irma: Electric Power Industry Responding in Force, Progress Being Made to Restore Power

As of 7:00 p.m. EDT, approximately 3.6 million customers are without power in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina as a result of...


Sep 12, 2017, 19:38 ET Hurricane Irma: Restoration Workforce Grows, Progress Being Made to Restore Power

As of 5 p.m. EDT, more than 5.5 million customers are without power across Florida and in parts of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and...


Sep 11, 2017, 20:41 ET Hurricane Irma: More Than 50,000 Workers From Across the U.S. and Canada Dedicated to Power Restoration Efforts

As of 7 p.m. EDT, more than 7.1 million customers are without power across Florida and in parts of Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina as a result...


Sep 08, 2017, 18:46 ET Electric Power Industry Prepares for Hurricane Irma

Electric companies in the path of Hurricane Irma are preparing for the storm and urge customers to do the same. Affected companies are...


Aug 29, 2017, 20:05 ET Harvey Response: More Than 10,000 Workers Are Dedicated to Restoring Power

Tropical Storm Harvey remains a very serious and dangerous storm. Life-threatening flooding continues in southeastern Texas and is now spreading to...


Aug 28, 2017, 19:42 ET Tropical Storm Harvey: Progress is Being Made to Restore Power in Areas Where and When It's Safe to Do So

Tropical Storm Harvey remains a serious storm that is causing dangerous and life-threatening flooding in parts of Texas and is impacting portions...


Aug 27, 2017, 20:03 ET Harvey Remains A Dangerous, Life-Threatening Storm

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to cause catastrophic damage and significant flooding across some parts of Texas and Louisiana. As of 6:00 p.m....


Aug 26, 2017, 19:06 ET As Harvey Continues to Threaten the Gulf Coast, Industry and Government are Coordinating at the Highest Levels

While Hurricane Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm this afternoon, prolonged and significant flooding threats remain. As the storm...


Aug 25, 2017, 18:28 ET Electric Power Industry Prepares for Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey begins to impact Texas and the Gulf Coast, electric companies in the storm's path are prepared to respond to customer power...


Aug 23, 2017, 22:45 ET EEI Statement on the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Grid Reliability Study

Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Energy's energy grid reliability...


Aug 16, 2017, 11:49 ET EEI Statement on Infrastructure Executive Order

Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn issued the following statement on President Trump's Executive Order on infrastructure permitting...


Aug 03, 2017, 19:35 ET EEI President Tom Kuhn Congratulates Newly Confirmed FERC Commissioners

Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement congratulating U.S. Senate Policy Advisor Neil Chatterjee...


Aug 02, 2017, 10:11 ET New Report Finds U.S. Electric Power Industry Supports More Than 7 Million American Jobs

The electric power industry supports more than 7 million American jobs, equivalent to about 5 percent of all jobs in the United States, according...


Jul 21, 2017, 18:24 ET House Grid Innovation Expo

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), GridWise Alliance, and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) will host a Grid Innovation Expo...


Jul 11, 2017, 11:10 ET EEI Names 2017 Business Diversity Award Winners

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today announced the winners of its 2017 Business Diversity Awards. Presented annually, the awards recognize...


Jul 10, 2017, 08:10 ET EEI and IBEW to Observe Lineworker Appreciation Day on July 10th

On Monday, July 10, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) will salute the nation's...


Jun 29, 2017, 15:12 ET EEI-IEI Report Forecasts 7 Million Plug-in Electric Vehicles Will Be on U.S. Roads by 2025

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Institute for Electric Innovation (IEI) today released a new report, Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales...


Jun 27, 2017, 16:02 ET EEI President Tom Kuhn Commends EPA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for Rescinding WOTUS

Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement commending the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the...


Jun 13, 2017, 19:19 ET Tohoku Electric Power Awarded EEI's 2017 International Edison Award

Tohoku Electric Power today received the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI's) 2017 International Edison Award, the electric power...


Jun 13, 2017, 18:15 ET American Electric Power and Edison International Awarded EEI's 2017 Edison Award

American Electric Power (AEP) and Edison International today received the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI's) 2017 Edison Award, the...