Baldwin EMC crews to assist Florida Co-op in power restoration

Submitted Release
Posted 9/11/17

SUMMERDALE, Alabama — Forty-six Baldwin EMC employees have departed for Florida to help restore power following Hurricane Irma, which has left more than 6 million Florida residents without power. …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

E-mail
Password
Log in

Baldwin EMC crews to assist Florida Co-op in power restoration

Posted

SUMMERDALE, Alabama — Forty-six Baldwin EMC employees have departed for Florida to help restore power following Hurricane Irma, which has left more than 6 million Florida residents without power. The departure is in response to a request from Clay Electric Cooperative Inc., headquartered in Keystone Heights, Florida.

The Baldwin EMC crews, including linemen, right of way technicians, mechanics and engineers, departed Monday morning at 11:45 a.m. from the co-op’s Summerdale headquarters. The men packed food, water, clothing and other necessary items for an estimated stay of 10 to 12 days.

Clay Electric, one of the largest electric cooperatives in the U.S., serves approximately 170,000 member-owned accounts. The co-op maintains six district offices and its service area spans 14 North Florida counties.

Baldwin EMC is part of a nationwide network of electric cooperatives that assist each other in times of natural disasters. Baldwin EMC has provided assistance numerous times to other cooperatives across the southeast following hurricanes, tornadoes and ice storms.

Baldwin EMC is a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 74,000 accounts in Baldwin and Monroe Counties in southwest Alabama, including Alabama’s Gulf Coast. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.