Richmond, Va., November 2, 2012 — Dominion Virginia Power is joining with utilities across the nation and providing skilled workers to help power companies in the Northeast recover from severe damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and a major winter storm system.
Dominion has offered nearly 1,500 skilled workers to assist in the restoration effort in New York and New Jersey, including linemen, tree trimmers, storm damage patrollers and underground cable workers. The company also is sending its Mobile Command Center, bucket trucks and supporting vehicles.
Using a process called "mutual aid," utilities that need the help are matched up with the available workers who have the appropriate skills. The result is a massive workforce that can be mustered to assist when disaster strikes.
By the evening of November 1, Dominion had restored electric service to all 322,000 of its customers affected by the hurricane and winter storm.