DPC crews traveled to support potential Tropical Storm Henri restoration
Aug. 23, 2021
A crew of 15 Dairyland employees traveled to Worcester, Mass., over the Aug. 21 weekend, eager to provide power restoration support in expectation of Hurricane Henri’s landfall in the New England region.
The hurricane prediction was revised to Tropical Storm Henri, with the positive news that impacts would be less dire than originally estimated. Upon arrival, Dairyland's crew was notified that the regional utility, National Grid, fortunately did not experience transmission outages requiring additional crew assistance. The Dairyland crew was released on Aug. 23 to travel back to Wisconsin.
In addition to lineworker, mechanic and safety crew members, Dairyland had readied trucks and equipment.
Thank you to the 15 Dairylanders who volunteered to help faraway neighbors during a time of potentially significant need: Spencer Hovey (Transmission Maintenance West), Jason Hovey (Transmission Services), Lance Burke (Health, Safety and Security), Brent Radcliffe (Fleet Operations) and the following Transmission Construction personnel: Brad Snitker, Tyler Davis, Dan Sandelier, Lane Peyton, Dylan Kirschbaum, Andrew Bremer, Jason Stuner, Lonny Larson, Ethan Von Arx, Andrew Granlund, Jacob Stamper.
Your co-op spirit and commitment to the safe, reliable delivery of electricity is greatly appreciated.