Mutual Assistance in Puerto Rico: The scope of our commitment
With the San Juan District where the New York utility contingent was working at 98 percent restored as of late February, National Grid’s fourth wave has moved into other districts in Puerto Rico to continue with restoration efforts. Some recent figures help convey the scope of National Grid’s mutual assistance commitment.
The numbers below reflect the combined deployments (“waves”) of two Survey/assessment/project management teams and four waves of Restoration crews representing every region of the three upstate New York divisions.
Survey/assessment/project management team deployments
These teams provided T&D technical conciliation, project management and damage survey support in conjunction with PREPA and FEMA.
Wave 1 – Four employees, Nov. 7 – Dec. 8
Wave 2 – Four employees, Dec. 8 – Jan. 8
Total days worked – 62
Total hours worked – 7,936
Restoration crew deployments
Wave 1 – 41 employees, Nov. 28 – Jan. 8 (six weeks)
Wave 2 – 41 employees, Jan. 8 – Feb. 5 (four weeks)
Wave 3 – 41 employees, Feb. 5 – March 9 (four and one half weeks)
Wave 4 – 27 employees, Mar. 9 – Apr. 9
Total days worked – 72
Total hours worked – 79,648
Total employees dispatched: 158
Total duration of engagement (through April 9): 153 days
Total employee hours worked: 87,584*
*Figure based on 158 employees working 16-hour days, seven days per week per the referenced deployments over 153 days. Number includes the deployment of a fourth wave through April 9. Does not include the 14 Asplundh Construction FTEs working in Puerto Rico on National Grid’s behalf.
Days off per wave: Zero
Total number of days away from family (Nov. 7 – April 9): 153
- New Year’s
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Presidents Day
Approximate number of miles traveled per employee: 3,600
Number of National Grid trucks transported by barge to Puerto Rico: 29
National Grid materials airlifted to Puerto Rico: Cross arms, wire, insulators, connectors and various hardware