For Release: 10/31/2012
Wisconsin Public Service Crews Join Utility Restoration Efforts
Green Bay, WI - On Thursday November 1st Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS), headquartered in Green Bay, WI, and a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group (NYSE: TEG) will be sending crews out East to assist in utility restoration efforts. Twenty-five WPS employees will join thousands of other utility employees from across the country to restore electricity to the millions of customers without power in the northeastern United States resulting from Hurricane Sandy. The WPS contingent of employees and equipment will leave tomorrow morning for Connecticut and is expected to stay in that area for two weeks.
The company will leave employees behind to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to its customers. Deploying the other employees and equipment will likely mean that WPS will have to delay some scheduled maintenance but should not affect normal operations.
"At a time like this, utilities from across the country offer to help those in seriously affected areas," said Vern Peterson, WPS Vice-President of Energy Delivery. "We are always willing to help when we can spare employees and equipment. It is the utility way to assist other as we have been helped when we need it."
The cost of the assistance will be passed along to the respective utility companies requiring the help and will have no affect on WPS customers.
For More Information, Contact:
- Lisa Prunty - Green Bay, WI
- Kelly Zagrzebski - Wausau, WI
- Media Hotline