Alliant Energy crews recognized for recovery work after Hurricane Irma

Alliant Energy employees are getting recognition for travelling to Florida to help the millions of people affected by Hurricane Irma last year.

Today, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) presented us with an Emergency Assistance Award for outstanding effort to help people affected by the disaster.

“This award recognizes the sacrifice that all of our employees made to help out. Whether it was spending a week away from family down in Florida or working extra hours to support our own system and customers, our employees are amazing,” said Doug Kopp, Senior Vice President of Operations. “Back home, our customers see this dedication every day.”

The award is presented to EEI member companies to recognize an outstanding response in assisting other electric companies in power restoration efforts after service has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other natural events. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process.

“When disaster impacts a region, electric companies from across the nation are called on to assist impacted companies in need – mutual assistance is a hallmark of our industry,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “When Hurricane Irma struck, Alliant Energy answered the call to help. Alliant Energy’s assistance to restore service to impacted customers is a terrific example of mutual assistance in action.”

Alliant Energy’s response, by the numbers:

  • 218 employees travelled to Florida
  • 366,000 miles driven

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