NV Energy Receives EEI's 2012 Emergency Assistance Award
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today
honored NV Energy with the association's 2012 Emergency Assistance Award and
the 2012 Emergency Recovery Award for their efforts to help other electric
utilities restore power following Superstorm Sandy in New York, and for
restoration of power following the local Washoe Drive Fire in January 2012.
The electric power industry's Emergency Assistance and Emergency Recovery
Awards have been presented each year to EEI member electric utility companies
since 1998. The Emergency Assistance Award recognizes extraordinary efforts
undertaken in restoring electric service to customers in New York state
disrupted by Superstorm Sandy. The Emergency Recovery Award was presented to
NV Energy for its restoration of power in less than 20 hours after the start
of the fast-moving Washoe Drive Fire, despite loss of 29 distribution poles
and miles of electric line.
NV Energy was chosen by following an international nomination process, and the
awards were presented Thursday during EEI's Winter CEO meeting.
"NV Energy's restoration assistance following Superstorm Sandy was truly
remarkable," said EEI President Tom Kuhn. "Getting the lights back on quickly
and safely following a major storm is never easy. Working through the
industry's mutual assistance program, NV Energy's crews were essential in
helping their fellow utility companies restore service in affected
neighborhoods. Importantly, NV Energy's assistance also shows their
compassion in helping others in their time of need. I congratulate them."
Commenting on NV Energy's service restoration work following the Washoe Drive
Fire, Kuhn said, "It takes strong commitment, advanced planning and great
execution and NV Energy responded with all three."
"On behalf of our employees and our company, I am honored to accept this
award,"said President and CEO Michael Yackira."I'm proud of our employees
who responded in difficult times. They worked safely to restore power to our
customers,as well as customers of other utilities who were in need of
support. Our employees are committed to providing the safest, most reliable
service, even under difficult circumstances."
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of U.S.
shareholder-owned electric companies. Our members serve 95 percent of the
ultimate customers in the shareholder-owned segment of the industry, and
represent approximately 70 percent of the U.S. electric power industry. We
also have more than 65 International electric companies as Affiliate members,
and more than 170 industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate
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