Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Post Disaster Electrical Power Restoration Teams

Code: TH-2300.6300

Teams of electrical services workers that coordinate and support the ability of energy producers to quickly restore electrical power to affected areas following a disaster or other emergency that has created outages. The teams are usually activated through power company mutual aid agreements. The assignment of personnel and equipment are dependent upon availability of the releasing mutual aid partner, and have an agreed timeframe for the release of these resources. The host recipients provide or assist with accommodations for the duration of the team stay. Members must have the experience and financial capabilities to support equipment and personnel and maintain operations for an indefinite period of time. Essential customers such as hospitals, power plants, water plants, wastewater treatment plants, wastewater lift stations, law enforcement and fire stations generally receive priority.

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