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12/27/2013 9:08:00 AM
WPS, UPPCO crews join utility restoration efforts in Flint, Mich. area

On Thursday, Dec. 26, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS), headquartered in Green Bay, and Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO), a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, sent crews to Flint, Mich. area to assist Consumers Energy with the ongoing utility restoration efforts. 

Almost 50 employees from WPS and UPPCO were to join other utility employees from numerous utility companies to assist restoration efforts to customers without power in Michigan resulting from this past weekend’s ice storm.

The WPS and UPPCO employees and equipment left their site locations to meet in Escanaba, Mich. and depart together.

“During these types of extreme outages, utilities from across the United States offer help to those companies that have been seriously affected,” Vern Peterson, WPS vice president of energy delivery, said. “We understand what the utility company, their customers and employees are working through during these challenge weather systems. Our goal is help them restore power quickly yet safely to those customers affected.”

Crews could be assisting Consumers Energy throughout the weekend. Currently Consumers Energy restoration times are going into this Saturday which would mean some customers would be without power for a week.

WPS and UPPCO will leave employees behind to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to its own customers and infrastructure. 

The cost of the assistance will be passed along to the respective utility company requesting the assistance and will have no effect on WPS or UPPCO customers.







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