Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas dispatch 64 line crews to Florida

Little Rock, Ark. — Sept. 27, 2022 — The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have dispatched 64 line workers and utility vehicles, along with construction and right-of-way equipment, to assist Peace River Electric Cooperative of Wauchula, Fla. with anticipated power outages from Hurricane Ian.

The 64 professional line workers are with Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) of Little Rock. Crews from the state’s 17 electric cooperatives are also on stand-by to provide mutual aid to impacted areas if needed.

Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO) is an electric distribution cooperative serving more than 50,000 homes and businesses in central Florida.

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas comprise 17 electric distribution cooperatives along with Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), a Little Rock-based cooperative that provides services to the distribution cooperatives, and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (AECC), a generation and transmission cooperative. The distribution cooperatives provide electricity to approximately 600,000 homes, farms and businesses in Arkansas and surrounding states.

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