Fort Wayne-based Indiana Michigan Power has received the Emergency Assistance Award from The Edison Electric Institute for outstanding work assisting customers impacted by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 and Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
Days after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas, 40 I&M energy employees, including line workers, foresters and safety and health representatives, offered their expertise. Weeks later, nearly 300 I&M employees and company contractors deployed to Florida for several weeks to restore power after Hurricane Irma.
Most of those employees were line workers and foresters.
The award is presented to EEI member companies to recognize exceptional response helping other electric companies in power restoration efforts after service has been disrupted due to severe weather conditions or other natural events. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process, and the awards were presented during EEI’s Winter Meeting in Arizona last week.