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PG&E sends crews to aid Florida recovery

Pacific Gas & Electric put a historic worker exchange into effect, sending 100 linemen from the Peninsula and East Bay to help restore power for thousands of customers in Florida.
KALW's Ben Trefny speaks with PG&E's Mayra Tostado about the agreement, who takes part, and how the crew hunkered down to weather the storm.


"We were locked in our hotel waiting for the hurricane to pass. We wanted to make sure that our crews were safe, and until we got the green light from Florida Power & Light, we didn't come out to start looking and inspecting their infrastructure." —PG&E spokesperson Mayra Tostado

Click the audio player above to hear the full interview. 

Ben was hired as Interim Executive Director of KALW in November, 2021.