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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas dispatch 77 lineworkers to Alabama, Louisiana


The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have dispatched 77 lineworkers and utility vehicles, along with construction equipment, to assist Alabama Power and DEMCO of Central City, Louisiana, with power restoration efforts.
Seventy professional lineworkers are with Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) of Little Rock, and seven are with Petit Jean Electric Cooperative of Clinton. Thirty-seven of the AECI lineworkers who are now working in Alabama had completed a power restoration assignment in Mississippi earlier this week. The seven Petit Jean Electric and 33 of the AECI lineworkers are assisting DEMCO.
The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas comprise 17 electric distribution cooperatives along with 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 600,000 homes, farms and businesses in Arkansas and surrounding states.