This Thursday, September 21, 2017, fifteen agents of EDF runionnais decked to Pointe Pitre. They have been termed urgently, next the passage of the two hurricanes Irma and Maria in the West Indies. The devastating phenomena have influenced the electrical energy grid in Martinique and Guadeloupe. We publish the EDF press release describing the professionals' priorities and their missions on the place beneath.
EDF the Runion releases these volunteers for at least 3 months. As soon as they arrive, they
will be utilized to safe the highly harmed electrical network. This new
reinforcement illustrates the solidarity concerning the island territories, it will certainly relay the
which have been current for much more than 12 days for the most aspect. The extent of the damages causs
by the successive passages of Irma and Maria involves a incredibly potent mobilization of the teams
of EDF in order to restore as quickly as probable the electrical energy source of quite a few thousand displaced houses.
What will be their first priorities?
The operate that will ensue on internet site are aimed initially to go back again as soon as probable a non permanent electrical energy network, to be certain inside of 3 months obtain to electrical energy for all inhabitants. In the crowd, the reconstruction operate of the network will be very long, and partially read through the world wide reconstruction of the. The teams of EDF the Runion will be built-in to the teams of intervention. These professionals from the United States expressions and habitus to intervene on the damage induced by cyclones will be of valuable assist. They go away with their electrical equipments of first interventions, their tools and their protections of protection. They will be autonomous and right away operational in order to safe the reduced and medium voltage network and to velocity up as soon as probable the non-public customers of electrical energy. These professionals will be supervised by a cohort and a supervisor to be certain the coordination of the interventions with the regional teams and to be certain their protection and that of the populations on the emergency operate sites
What are the suggests on the place?
To carry out the functions of recharge, two hundred Professionals of the Fire (Pressure of Speedy Intervention Electrical energy) are presently on the place coming from quite a few areas of France. In addition, three major-raise aircraft, one particular Iliouchine 76, one particular Antonov 214 and one particular Boeing 747 Cargo have been specially outfitted to deliver much more than 500 tons of gear, which include network gear, ability models (sixty Kva a hundred and sixty Kva), drinking water pumps and flood kits. A helicopter was also sent to aid in the diagnosis of the condition of the electrical networks. A foundation of everyday living was set up Saint-Martin to be in a position to hberger the teams arriving in reinforcement.