CPS Energy crews deploy to Key West after helping restore power in Jacksonville, Fl

09/18/2017

News

After helping restore power to thousands of customers left without electricity in Jacksonville, FL., CPS Energy is now headed to Key West. On Monday afternoon, CPS Energy received a request for mutual aid assistance from Keys Energy Services for help to bring electricity back on for their customers.

CPS Energy crews will leave Jacksonville at 9am EST tomorrow to travel over 500 miles to the southern tip of Florida. Keys Energy Services is currently reporting 8,400 customers are without electricity. Crews are expected to begin work on Wednesday afternoon and are prepared to assist in Key West for up to two weeks.

“We are extremely honored to have been asked to support Keys Energy Services in restoring power to their community,” said Rudy Garza Senior VP Distribution Services & Operations. “The men and women of CPS Energy are humbled at the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and bring support to the people of Key West.”

While in Jacksonville, CPS Energy crews along with other utilities helped restore electric service to more than 60,000 customers.

About CPS Energy:

CPS Energy is celebrating its 75th year of City of San Antonio ownership. Established in 1860, we are the nation’s largest municipally owned natural gas and electric company, providing safe and affordable service to 804,000 electric and 343,000 natural gas customers in Greater San Antonio. With our AA+ credit rating, one of the best in the industry, we offer best in class reliability and some of the lowest rates among the top 10 largest U.S. cities. We recognize our role as a community partner and are continuously focused on job creation, economic development and educational investment. Powered by our people, our investment in the community is demonstrated through our employees’ generosity in giving $1.1 million to United Way. We are also committed to investing in clean energy. CPS Energy is among the top public power wind energy buyers in the nation and number one in Texas for solar generation. For more information, visit newsroom.cpsenergy.com.

 

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