Follow SDG&E Crews' Blog On Restoring Power On Storm-Stricken East Coast

   Follow SDG&E Crews' Blog On Restoring Power On Storm-Stricken East Coast

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 7, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reports from San Diego Gas & Electric
(SDG&E) crews working on the storm-stricken east coast in the field are now
being posted online at http://sdge.com/SandyRestoration. "Postcards from
Superstorm Sandy" will document SDG&E crew activities and experiences on the
east coast through the duration of their work.

SDG&E crews began their work restoring power on Saturday, Nov. 3. The 43
SDG&E employees are providing assistance to Orange & Rockland Utilities and
making repairs to the overhead distribution system in Warwick, New York.
Since Saturday, SDG&E has restored power to more than 800 residents of the
rural town located just north of New York City.

"Customers stopped by job sites throughout the day expressing their thanks to
our employees for their services," said Jim Valentine, in a recent post. "One
customer barbequed hot dogs for the crews…another crew received a standing
ovation in a restaurant…even the mayor of Warwick stopped by to talk to the
crews and say thank you. Spirits are up and we are truly making a
difference."

So far, SDG&E crews have seen widespread damage including downed power lines
and poles, damaged transformers and fallen trees. According to weather
reports, a winter storm is expected to hit the east coast today bringing snow
and even colder temperatures, making getting power restored to customers even
more important.

The SDG&E employees left for the east coast Nov. 2 on board a military
transport flight and are expected to stay approximately 10 days. A total of
26 pieces of equipment, including mechanized line trucks and aerial/bucket
trucks, were also shipped. The crew is said to be part of the largest
mobilization of utility workers in U.S. history.

SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy
service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more
than 800,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.
The utility's area spans 4,100 square miles. Exceptional customer service is
a priority of SDG&E as it seeks to enhance the region's quality of life.
SDG&E is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE). Sempra Energy,
based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company.

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SOURCE San Diego Gas & Electric

Website: http://www.sdge.com
Contact: Gina Jacobs, San Diego Gas & Electric, (877) 866-2066, www.sdge.com
 
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