Edison Electric Institute presents Alabama Power with awards for power restoration efforts

Published on January 15, 2018 by Kevin Randolph

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The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recently presented Alabama Power with the Emergency Recovery Award and the Emergency Assistance Award for its work following several hurricanes that hit the United States in 2017.

Alabama Power received the Emergency Recovery Award for its power restoration efforts after Hurricane Nate hit the Gulf Coast this past October. The company received the Emergency Assistance Award for its work helping customers of other utilities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in August and September 2017.

“When disaster impacts a region, electric companies from across the nation are called on to assist impacted companies in need – mutual assistance is a hallmark of our industry,” EEI President Tom Kuhn said. “During a busy hurricane season, Alabama Power met the needs at home and answered those calls for help. Alabama Power’s assistance to restore service to impacted customers is a terrific example of mutual assistance in action.”

These awards represent the 18th and 19th time that Alabama Power’s work has received recognition from EEI.

We know that customers depend on us to keep the power on, so we work hard every day to be ready for any situation,” Mark Crosswhite, Alabama Power chairman, president and CEO, said. “Everyone at Alabama Power is committed to putting customers first, and we are honored to be recognized by EEI.”