Austin Energy Dispatches Crews for Beryl Recovery


Austin Energy is sending 20 lineworkers and support personnel to the Houston area to help with restoration efforts in the wake of Hurricane Beryl, which left more than two million people without power.

The Austin Energy team will leave on Tuesday, July 9 with bucket trucks and support vehicles to help restore power to affected communities. The team is prepared to provide assistance for up to a week.

“Providing mutual aid in natural disasters is something our lineworkers take great pride in and our crews will work hard to restore power to families in Houston,” said Elton Richards, Austin Energy Vice President of Electric System Field Operations. “Any opportunity to train and hone our craft is a benefit to our community as well as those impacted by Hurricane Beryl.”

Austin Energy received the request for mutual aid from CenterPoint Energy, which estimates restoration efforts will take days or weeks, and is enlisting approximately 12,000 lineworkers and vegetation management professionals for mutual assistance support.

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