Alliant Energy is sending crews from Iowa and Wisconsin to assist in restoring power to Florida on the heels of Hurricane Irma.
Some 200 workers from Alliant Energy have volunteered to spend the next two weeks helping out with the restoration efforts. The group includes line workers, safety staff, vehicle mechanics, support staff and managers. The Alliant Energy workers are joining more than 18-thousand utility crews from across 30 states and Canada working to restore power to more than six-million people.
Florida utilities requested help through a mutual assistance program among utilities. Alliant Energy officials say it’s customers have also benefited from similar assistance when major storms hit, such as Iowa with the ice storm of 2007 and the floods of 2008 in Iowa.
Officials with Alliant Energy say the cost of the mutual assistance is covered by the utilities requesting the help.