Orange & Rockland Workers Headed to Gulf Coast to Aid with Hurricane Ida Restoration
Orange & Rockland crews are among 40 workers and equipment being sent to the Gulf Coast region to help restore overhead power lines and electric equipment following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ida.
Crews from both Orange and Rockland Utilities and Con Edison Company of New York are preparing supplies, vehicles, and equipment, and expect to begin the drive to the Gulf Coast early Monday morning.
Energy companies regularly send workers to other regions to help repair equipment and restore service as quickly as possible in the wake of extreme weather events.
About Orange & Rockland
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.