Richmond, Va., November 2, 2011 — A contingent of Dominion Virginia Power workers and their utility work vehicles arrived in Connecticut November 2 to help Northeast Utilities restore power to customers affected by an unseasonal winter storm over the weekend.
More than 60 linemen, tree-trimming workers and supervisors reported to Hartford and are prepared to remain until the restoration is complete.
Dominion Virginia Power is a unit of Dominion, which also owns and operates the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Ct.
The call for help came November 1 and the workers were on the road early the next morning as part of a "mutual aid" agreement that exists among electric utilities in the U.S. A utility that needs help after a severe storm or other unusual event can call upon other utilities for assistance, and in turn will provide help when the time comes.
Dominion's Mobile Command Center will coordinate its worker activities and integrate them into the NU response effort.
Dominion operates a portfolio of about 28,200 MW of generation. Dominion serves retail energy customers in 15 states.