Connexus Energy in Ramsey is helping in the restoration efforts following Hurricane Sandy.
A contingent of 12 from Connexus Energy left early Nov. 2 for a 23-hour drive to Berlin, Conn. The 10 line workers, a mechanic and a coordinator, along with their five bucket trucks and an aerial lift repair truck, will be helping Northeast Utilities restore power following the devastating storm. Approximately 270,000 people are still without power in that area.
Connecticut was hit hard by flooding and fallen trees. Connexus crews are expected to be there for two weeks.
This isn’t the first time Connexus is helping other utilities recover following damaging storms. In the past several years, Connexus crews have helped several utilities throughout the country.
Coincidentally, another Connexus line worker is traveling to Haiti. He will be there for three weeks working to bring electricity for the first time to a small town. He will be there for three weeks as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s International Foundation project in Haiti.