ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 4, 2002 — Florida Power crews were dispatched Wednesday to assist with power restoration in Louisiana for the anticipated aftermath of approaching Hurricane Lili.
Florida Power deployed 150 linemen, 100 contractor linemen and 50 support staff at the request of Entergy, a utility company serving Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi.
“Having dealt with several significant storms here in Florida, we understand the challenges that the utilities in the Gulf Coast are preparing to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Lili,” said Sam Spilman, Florida’s system storm coordinator. “Florida Power has appreciated the assistance of other utilities during past storms, and our crews are ready and willing to return the favor.”
Florida Power, a subsidiary of Progress Energy, provides electricity and related services to more than 1.4 million customers in Florida. The company is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., and serves a territory encompassing over 20,000 square miles including the cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, as well as the central Florida area surrounding Orlando. For more information about Florida Power, visit the company’s Web site at: http://www.fpc.com.
Source: Florida Power