Xcel Energy crews depart for Puerto Rico to help with ongoing power restoration efforts

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Xcel Energy is sending more than 70 employees, including linemen from Wisconsin, to Puerto Rico today to help with the ongoing power restoration efforts on the island. More than 68 percent of customers have had their power restored but hundreds of thousands remain without power more than four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall…

“More than 20 electric companies, including Xcel Energy, are part of a coordinated, nationwide mutual assistance response that’s bringing nearly 1,500 additional workers to Puerto Rico. With these new workers more than 5,500 people will be part of the restoration efforts.”