T&D World Magazine

DP&L Sends Crews to Assist Hurricane Restoration Efforts

The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc., is sending 16 employees to assist with restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.

Specifically, the DP&L linemen and support personnel will be working with Florida Power and Light (FP&L) in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as FP&L restores service to more than 3 million customers. The crews left Dayton this morning, taking with them six bucket trucks, one digger truck and extra supplies.

"Needless to say, it's been an extremely difficult hurricane season and our hearts go out to all those affected in the region," said Pat Swanke, DP&L Vice President of Operations. "Our crews take great pride in their abilities to get the lights back on and I'm sure their efforts will be greatly appreciated."

In addition, DP&L is making available more than 30 line clearance workers, normally under contract to DP&L, to help clear trees and debris from damaged lines.

DPL Inc. is a regional electric energy and utility company in Ohio.

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