The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have dispatched an additional 60 professional line workers and equipment to Alabama and Mississippi to assist with outages related to natural disasters. The second wave of 60 line workers brings the total of Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas linemen assisting with power restoration efforts to 108.

On Oct. 28, 48 Arkansas crews traveled to Oklahoma to assist with ice storm outages and to Mississippi to assist with Hurricane Zeta outages. Electric cooperatives sending crews represent Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. of Little Rock, C&L Electric Cooperative of Star City, Clay County Electric of Corning, First Electric Cooperative of Jacksonville, Ozarks Electric Cooperative of Fayetteville, Petit Jean Electric Cooperative of Clinton, Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative of Mena and South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative of Arkadelphia.

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas comprise 17 electric distribution cooperatives; 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 500,000 homes, farms and businesses in Arkansas and surrounding states.

For additional information, contact:

Rob Roedel, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas at (501) 570-2296 or email Rob.