NASHVILLE, TN — The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) selected Entergy Corporation as a recipient of EEI’s Emergency Response Award. So far, Entergy has received three response awards for its recovery efforts following hurricanes Delta and Zeta in 2020, and the February 2021 winter storm.
Showcased to EEI member companies, Emergency Response Awards acknowledge recovery and assistance efforts of electric companies following service disruptions as a result of extreme weather or other natural events. A panel of judges has selected the awardees following an international nomination process, and the awards were presented on June 8 during EEI’s virtual Board of Directors meeting.
EEI President Tom Kuhn explained that many EEI member companies experienced great storms and other significant weather-related events in recent months that left customers without power. He also added that mutual assistance is critical to ensuring a safe and efficient restoration. The crews worked in the most dangerous of conditions to assess damage and to restore power safely and as quickly as possible, and they did all of this during a global pandemic.
Kuhn commended the efforts that were put in by Entergy and its employees, to provide assistance to those who were impacted by a hurricane season and are exceptionally deserving of this outstanding award.
“I am grateful for our employees’ responses to the 2020 hurricane season and the February winter storm, even as the global pandemic continued,” Willie Wilson, Entergy’s system storm incident commander, stated. He also expressed his gratitude towards mutual assistance contracts and utility company allies who stepped up to help the company restore service during these historic weather events.
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