He says only now are mainland US utilities able to be able to get the equipment and people there, and be able to move them where they need to be.
Remote Area Medical (RAM) crews returned from Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria, after providing care for 2,377 people on the island, according to the organization.
David Botkins of Dominion Energy says along with the Edison Electric Institute, Fema and The Army Corp of Engineers, they are going to Puerto Rico for the first time ever to tackle the power outages left on the island.
"Our mission is to help improve lives and today Puerto Rico needs our help", Kable said. The remaining contingent - which includes linemen, groundmen, other restoration workers, and support personnel - will follow and start restoration work January 15th.
The companies are creating and putting together 6 containers of energy based battery storage to Puerto Rico and Kable says these containers will help them in extreme conditions.
TOA BAJA, PUERTO RICO - DECEMBER 25: A boy sleeps in a shelter for Hurricane Maria victims on Christmas day on December 25, 2017 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Each will spend three weeks in what's called the "Carolina Region" on the northeast coast, just east of San Juan.
LG&E and KU will team up with several other energy providers in a massive effort to speed up the work to get the island's power on. "Our focus, as always, will be working safely so we can restore power as efficiently as possible for the people of Puerto Rico".