Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) this week sent more than 150 employees and equipment to New York to help restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Crews from all over PG&E’s Northern and Central California service area departed Tuesday from Sacramento. Equipment was placed on flatbeds and sent to New York from PG&E’s David Yard.
PG&E sent overhead and underground maintenance and construction crews, electric first responders who determine the cause of an outage and how best to restore power, and damage assessment personnel.
The utility also sent logistics support and field safety personnel.
PG&E has coordinated with Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies, and the Mutual Aid Network to determine where its assistance would be most beneficial. PG&E resources focused on support for Con Edison in New York City and Westchester County.