Lafayette Utilities System Receives National Commendation for Electric Restoration Efforts in Response to Winter Storm Uri

photo courtesy of LUS.org

Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) has received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its support in electric power restoration efforts.

Posted: Mar 29, 2021 3:00 PM

LAFAYETTE, LA  – Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) has received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its support in electric power restoration efforts for the cities of Jonesville, Natchitoches and Vidalia.

On February 18, 2021, LUS sent multiple crews to assist communities in northern Louisiana, which suffered widespread power outages as a result of the Winter Storm Uri that swept through the state.

“With so many hurricanes that affected Lafayette this past year, we were extremely happy to provide mutual aid to our neighboring municipal electric utilities for the recent ice storm,” said Greg Labbe’, LUS Electric Operations Manager.

LUS participates in the American Public Power Association’s Mutual Aid Network, which coordinates with utilities and authorities during widespread power outages. For more information on LUS and its commitment to mutual aid, visit www.lus.org or www.PublicPower.org/MutualAid.

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