Coast states RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2005) - Progress Energy Carolinas is deploying more than 480 employees and contractors to western North Carolina and the Gulf Coast states impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Live shot and photo opportunities of some of those personnel leaving Progress Energy's North Raleigh Operations Center are available on Tuesday morning. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020923/CHM008LOGO-c) As part of Progress Energy's mutual-aid agreement with the regional utility companies that comprise the Southeastern Electric Exchange, crews are departing from various North Carolina and South Carolina locations Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning and travel first to western North Carolina to support local crews in the event Katrina's remnants cause flooding and power outages for Progress Energy customers. Once Progress Energy customers are back in service, many of those crews will then continue on to Covington, La., to assist CLECO Corp., a central Louisiana-based electric utility company, in its restoration efforts. When: Tuesday, August 30; 5:30-6:30 a.m.(Crews expected to leave at 6 a.m.) Live shots/photo ops/interviews available Where: Progress Energy North Raleigh Operations Center 7608 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh Go north on Capital Boulevard/U.S. 1. Pass the Triangle Town Center and go under the I-540 interchange. The operations center is located approximately 1 mile on the right. Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 250 diversified energy company with more than 24,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $9 billion in annual revenues. The company's holdings include two electric utilities serving more than 2.9 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Progress Energy also includes nonregulated operations covering competitive generation, energy marketing, natural gas production and fuel extraction. For more information about Progress Energy, visit the company's Web site at http://www.progress-energy.com. Contact: Progress Energy 24-hour media line - (919) 546-6189 or (877) 641-6397 SOURCE Progress Energy, Inc. -0- Aug/29/2005 20:11 GMT
Progress Energy Carolinas deploying crews to western N.C., Gulf
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