BECi Linemen Roll Out to Assist Power Restoration in Central Florida
BECi is sending utility crews and equipment to Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Wauchula, FL, to help restore power after Hurricane Irma decimated the cooperative’s infrastructure and service area.
Rolling out Monday morning, BECi crews included six linemen, two bucket trucks, one digger truck plus tools and safety equipment.
As of Sept. 11, Peace River Co-op reports that all of its 40,000 members in ten counties located in central Florida are without power.
BECi employees know firsthand that restoring a sense of normalcy through electricity in the aftermath of a hurricane can be extensive and exhausting. Over ten years ago, numerous crews made their way to Southwest Louisiana to help restore power after Hurricane Rita made landfall. Now, BECi employees are eager to return that favor.
BECi is a distribution cooperative that serves the electric needs of more than 40,000 residential, commercial and industrial members in a 7-parish area of southwest and central Louisiana.
Photo Tagline: BECi linemen Luke Cook, Bobby Minion, Jeff Suydam, Jim Craft, Ty Harrington and Richard Schmidt make preparations to help restore power in Central Florida after Hurricane Imra made landfall. Not pictured, Chad Papillion.