CARILEC Humanitarian Contributions for Post Irma Disaster Relief for Utility Sector Personnel
September 13th, 2017
Contributions for Post Irma Disaster Relief for Utility Sector Personnel:
The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Caribbean Electric Utilities Services Corporation (CARILEC), extends deepest sympathies to the family members and loved ones of those who lost their lives as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured, rendered homeless or otherwise displaced and adversely impacted by this devastating weather system.
In addition to the activation of the established CARILEC disaster preparedness and response protocols, prior to, during and after the passage of hurricanes Irma and Jose, measures have been instituted to escalate, expedite and expand the response mechanisms, given that the devastating events have resulted in catastrophic damage and significant disruption across several jurisdictions within the same time frame.
Even as CARILEC continues to coordinate and support the restoration efforts across several islands, with respect to Transmission & Distribution infrastructure and Generation plant, we are mindful that utility personnel, including some who are in the front line of the deployment to locations requiring urgent assistance, are themselves still experiencing significant challenges in the aftermath of the storm.
In this regard, financial contributions are hereby kindly requested to support the response to the needs of utility personnel who have been negatively impacted by the passage of Hurricane Irma. Please visit the CARILEC website to make donations: www.carilec.org.
The Secretariat will continue to acquire information from Member utilities concerning the severity of damages to their T&D infrastructure and Generation plant, as well the humanitarian needs of personnel in the sector. The level of regional manpower assistance required will be continuously reviewed and we shall continue to facilitate arrangements for the movement of personnel to accelerate the safe, expeditious and complete restoration of electricity services to affected locations.
Cletus Bertin (Ph.D.),
Thank you for your generous contributions!
Mr. Collin Cover- CARILEC Chairman and Mr. Rodney George- Wartsila, VP of Sales- Power Plants