Mississippi Power honored for work during 2020 storm season

Mississippi Power was honored today with the Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Response Award for its work during the 2020 storm season.

The award is presented to EEI member companies to recognize recovery and assistance efforts of electric companies following service disruptions caused by extreme weather or other natural events.

The winners were chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process, and the awards were presented during EEI’s virtual Winter Board and Chief Executives Meeting.

“Over the past year, many of our nation’s electric companies and their customers have endured historic storms and wildfires and other significant weather-related events” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “Working around the clock to restore power safely and quickly to customers and deploying mutual assistance crews to support impacted companies are hallmarks of the electric power industry. When disasters strike, impacted and neighboring electric companies are quick to assess damage and to respond and assist with restoration.”

Mississippi Power President and CEO Anthony Wilson expressed his pride and gratitude to employees.

“I am deeply proud of our employees’ commitment to our customers, especially in storm events when customers are counting on us most,” Wilson said. “Although the COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges, our crews worked around the clock to safely serve our customers and help our neighbors.”

Mississippi Power’s storm team also traveled to assist utilities in Pennsylvania and New York City following Isaias, in Lake Charles, La., after Laura, in Mobile after Sally and in Florida after Eta.

“I congratulate and applaud Mississippi Power for demonstrating continued commitment to the customers and to the communities it serves,” said Kuhn. “In the midst of a global pandemic and often in the most hazardous of conditions, Mississippi Power and its frontline employees worked around-the-clock to restore service safely and quickly. Mississippi Power is exceptionally deserving of this prestigious award.”

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