April 8, 2019 — Beaches Energy Services has received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support in electric power restoration efforts in the towns of Quincy, Chattahoochee and Havana, Florida.
In October 2018, Beaches Energy sent 2 crews to assist these Florida panhandle communities, which suffered widespread outages as a result of Hurricane Michael, a category 4 storm which caused catastrophic damage to Florida communities.
While assisting these cities these crews replaced many broken poles and replaced over-head transformers, power lines and individual service lines that had been damaged by this hurricane. They assisted in restoring power to over 7,000 electric customers.
“Our job each day is to ensure that we provide safe, reliable electric and gas service to the communities that we serve,” Beaches Energy Director Allen Putnam said. “At the core we are public servants. When the opportunity comes for us to assist by our public power neighbors we are always honored that we are asked to provide mutual aid. We will also depend on that same mutual aid when it becomes our hour of need. That is what public power is all about.”
Beaches Energy Services participates in the American Public Power Association’s Mutual Aid Network, which coordinates with utilities and authorities during widespread power outages.
For more information on mutual aid during Hurricane Michael, visit www.publicpower.org/stormcenter.