Lakeland, Fla. – Lakeland Electric is proud to send Lineman Crews to help Puerto Rico rebuild their electric grid damaged by Hurricane Maria. The 20-member crew will leave early next week and work in Puerto Rico for 30 days. In addition to the 16 Linemen, 2 Mechanics, 1 Lead Supervisor, and 1 Engineer, Lakeland Electric is sending 10 vehicles, including 6 large bucket trucks. The trucks left today to be loaded onto a barge and shipped to the island.
As a municipal utility owned by the City of Lakeland and as a member of the Florida Municipal Electric Association, Lakeland Electric is proud to join two of our sister municipal utilities, Jacksonville Electric Authority and Kissimmee Utility Authority, who are already in Puerto Rico.
To follow the story of our crews in Puerto Rico, please visit our website at www.lakelandelectric.com or our Facebook page - My Lakeland Electric. We will post regular updates, photos, and video.
Lakeland Electric is the third largest public power utility in the State of Florida serving 126,000 customers with production capability of over 1100 Megawatts. The utility is also one of the first utilities established in Florida having started operation in 1889.
The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) represents the unified interests of 34 public power communities across the state, which provides electricity to more than 3 million of Florida’s residential and business consumers.
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