Alabama Power wins top EEI awards for fall hurricane restoration

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Alabama Power crews work after Hurricane Nate on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in western Mobile County, Ala. [Photo Credit: Mike Kittrell | Alabama NewsCenter]

Restoring power outages in the wake of three back-to-back hurricanes seems almost impossible. But Alabama Power employees were up to the challenge last fall when they traveled hundreds of miles to get the lights back on after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Nate.

In recognition of employees’ tireless efforts, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) announced today that Alabama Power has once again earned two of its prestigious Emergency Response awards. Alabama Power received EEI’s Recovery Award for quickly restoring service to Alabama customers after Hurricane Nate and the Assistance Award for coming to the aid of peer utilities following Harvey and Irma.

EEI’s Emergency Response Awards recognize electric utilities that go the extra mile to restore service after storms or other natural disasters. Through the years, Alabama Power has received 19 EEI Recovery and Assistance awards – more than any other utility within the Southern Company system.