Tom Kuhn, EEI president, left, presents Tom Voss, chairman,
president and CEO, Ameren, with an emergency assistance
award for Superstorm Sandy restoration efforts.
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) honored Ameren Illinois and Ameren Missouri with the association’s Emergency Assistance Award to recognize both utilities for outstanding response in 2012 restoring electric service to New Jersey residents in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
The electric power industry’s Emergency Assistance Award is presented each year to EEI member electric utility companies to recognize extraordinary efforts undertaken in restoring electric service for another utility company that has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other natural events.
In late October, Ameren Illinois and Ameren Missouri offered both electric and gas crews who worked more than 120,000 man-hours.
"Ameren Illinois’ and Ameren Missouri’s restoration assistance following Superstorm Sandy were truly remarkable,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “Getting the lights back on quickly and safely following a major storm is never easy. Working through the industry’s mutual assistance program, Ameren Illinois and Ameren Missouri crews were essential in helping their fellow New Jersey utility company restore service in affected neighborhoods. Importantly, Ameren Illinois and Ameren Missouri assistance also shows their compassion in helping others in their time of need. I congratulate them.”
Jan. 10, 2013