View articles below from recent versions of the Customer Connection newsletter from Dominion Energy.
On January 18, 2018, 71 Dominion Energy employees voluntarily boarded a plane to Puerto Rico where they will work for a minimum of four weeks to help restore the island’s electric grid, which was devastated by hurricanes last fall.
Upon arrival, they synced up with the company’s advanced team, bringing the total to 80 employee volunteers including line crews, logistics support, security, and more.
Dominion Energy is one of several investor-owned electric companies deploying a total of 1,500 restoration workers to Puerto Rico. With this new wave of mutual assistance, the total number of power restoration workers on the island totals more than 5,500 working in partnership and under the direction of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Edison Electric Institute, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
As part of its ongoing commitment to communities, Dominion Energy jump-started the new year with more than $1 million in grants to help feed, shelter and care for people in need across the company’s footprint. Donations will be shared by 161 nonprofit organizations providing critical community services in 11 states. Browse VIDEOS spotlighting how these programs serve communities. A state-by-state listing of all recipients are also posted online.
This is the third year that the company has given more than $1 million in critical community needs grants through the company’s foundation.