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President meets with utility executives to discuss storm preparedness

From the May 10, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published May 10, 2013

APPA Senior Vice President Joe Nipper (third from left) was among utility representatives who met May 8 with President Obama to discuss storm response and restoration after Superstorm Sandy.  Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy

President Barack Obama met with utility industry executives May 8 to discuss the industry's response to Hurricane Sandy last year and preparations for the coming hurricane season. Representing APPA at the meeting were Senior Vice President-Government Relations Joe Nipper and Vice President-Government Relations Joy Ditto. Also attending the meeting were New York Power Authority Gil Quiniones; Norwich, Conn., Public Utilities General Manager John Bilda; and Rockville Centre, N.Y., Superintendent of Electric Utilities Paul Pallas.

"The president thanked the utility executives for their efforts during the response to Hurricane Sandy and noted the strong working relationship demonstrated between industry and the federal government as companies worked to restore power to millions of customers in Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states, including the resources and personnel shared to assist these efforts by a number of companies who were outside of the affected region," the White House said.


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