TNMP Tornado Assistance Recognized

Lewisville, Texas

Texas-New Mexico Power has been recognized by the Edison Electric Institute for its crews' efforts to help restore power after a tornado in Dallas.

EEI awarded TNMP the Emergency Assistance Award for the response in which TNMP crews from North and Central Texas were among the first to arrive to assist Oncor. The 18-employee effort included three teams of linemen who helped to restore power by repairing poles, crossarms and wires in an area north of Love Field.

"We're always proud to be able to pitch in and help, particularly since our crews are experienced working in conditions resulting from severe weather," TNMP President Neal Walker said. "Other companies have come to our aid after natural disasters, so we do the same."

This is TNMP's sixth EEI Emergency Assistance Award in eight years. Prior awards were for responses to hurricanes and winter storms on the East Coast. TNMP also has received two EEI Emergency Response Awards for damage in its own territory caused by hurricanes Ike and Harvey.

"I applaud TNMP for responding to the request for mutual assistance and for helping to restore service safely and quickly to those impacted by this severe storm," EEI President Tom Kuhn said. "Mutual assistance is a hallmark of the electric power industry, and it is critical to helping restore power to customers following significant events.

Texas-New Mexico Power is a transmission and distribution service provider that delivers power to about 255,000 homes and businesses on behalf of retail electric providers in Texas. More information is available at 

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