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TNMP Crews to Assist Post-Ida Power Restoration

Sept. 1, 2021
TMNP deployed 30 employees to provide mutual assistance in the restoration of power in the affected regions.

A complement of 30 employees of Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP) departed offices across the state yesterday, for Louisiana to make repairs and restore power to communities affected by Hurricane Ida. The employees are providing mutual assistance requested by Cleco, a power company that serves about 290,000 customers in Louisiana. The 30 employees, all line crews plus a mechanic, are based in nine of TNMP's offices in Texas: 

  • Clifton in Central Texas;
  • Friendswood, Texas City and West Columbia in the Gulf Coast;
  • Lewisville, Nocona, Olney, Pilot Point and Princeton in North Texas.

"TNMP is quite experienced working hurricane power restoration, both in our own Gulf Coast territory and assisting across the southeastern United States," said Evans Spanos, TNMP's vice-president of operations. "The working conditions will be challenging and will offer many hazards, but our crews will emphasize safety over all other considerations."

TNMP has been honored by the Edison Electric Institute four times since 2012 for its assistance to out-of-state utilities affected by hurricanes. The company also has been honored twice for hurricane response in its own territory.

TNMP also has released some contract crews so they can respond to assist utilities affected by Ida.

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