NPU receives national commendation for electric restoration efforts in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Florida
In September, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) received three national commendations from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its mutual aid efforts in Puerto Rico, Florida and the US Virgin Islands in 2017 and 2018.
“While we are proud to be recognized by our peers of the APPA, we are truly gratified to know that the time and efforts of our employees resulted in tens of thousands of people having their power restored,” said John Bilda, General Manager of NPU. ”NPU has a long and proud tradition of participating in mutual aid efforts – and we know we can count on our colleagues should we ever need their assistance.
The Mutual Aid Commendation certificate reads, in part: “In recognition of its support in electric power restoration efforts, the American Public Power Association Recognizes Norwich Public Utilities for providing mutual aid efforts.”
In September, 2017, NPU crews and equipment were deployed to provide mutual aid in the greater Orlando, Florida area in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Between October and December of 2017, NPU crews and equipment were deployed to provide mutual aid in the US Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
From January through April of 2018, NPU crews and equipment were deployed to provide mutual aid in Puerto Rico following widespread destruction in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria
NPU is a member of the APPA’s Mutual Aid Network, which coordinates with utilities and authorities during widespread power outages. For more information on NPU’s participation in and commitment to mutual aid, visit PublicPower.org/MutualAid.