Iberdrola sends equipment and personnel to restore electricity service in Canada after Hurricane Fiona

Responding to a request for assistance from Nova Scotia Power

Madrid, 27 years old (European press)

Iberdrola of the United States (USA), through distributors in Maine and Connecticut from its subsidiary Avangrid, mobilized a total of 31 pieces of equipment, plus support staff and additional equipment for electrical service restoration work in Canada after the company highlighted the passing of Hurricane Fiona, “One of the deadliest hurricanes ever recorded in the country’s history.”

The company detailed that the “brigades” had relocated to the northern part of Canada, where the “most damaging effects of the hurricane” had been located.

And so the Iberdrola teams are responding to a request for help from Nova Scotia Power after reporting that more than 80% of its customers were without power. There has also been widespread outage in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.”

Iberdrola mobilized additional staff in the United States in order to ensure service to its customers in Maine and Connecticut and thus prevent the supply from being affected by the movement of equipment across the border.

Iberdrola Group President Ignacio Sanchez Galán conveyed his congratulations to the mobilized staff for their “rapid and effective” move to restore service in affected Canadian communities and “despite the dire conditions.”

“Our professionals’ willingness to help Nova Scotia residents is a testament to the company’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that everyone has safe and reliable service, even in times of crisis and across national borders.”

Iberdrola noted that the troops’ request to help Nova Scotia residents was channeled through the North Atlantic Mutual Assistance Group (Namag, for short), made up of public service firms from across northeastern Canada and the United States that provide nonprofit assistance in cases of crises.

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“Hurricane Fiona caused extensive damage to trees and infrastructure. In the critical phase, it left more than half a million Canadians without power,” the company added.

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