When storms hit, it’s about more than restoring power. It’s about restoring confidence and trust.
Resources for Restoration Services
A new offering by Centuri combines our existing line construction capabilities with fully vetted line crew and logistics partners to provide a full-range of incident response support services to utility customers.
Centuri is invested in the communities where we live and work, making storm response not just business, but personal. Thanks to our large scale and geographic reach, our dedicated crew members often respond to storms in their own backyards. We take pride in restoring our own communities and connecting our friends and neighbors to essential power. We partner with non-profits and contribute to local organizations while actively working to restore our communities.
One Call Connects Utilities to the Resources Needed
Network of 500+ Centuri company-managed and experienced line crews
Access to subcontract line crew resources across the country
A developing suite of additional services including assessment, bird dog, and crew logistical support
The Centuri Advantage
Centuri is a strategic infrastructure services company that partners with regulated utilities to build and maintain the energy network that powers millions of homes and businesses across the U.S. and Canada. Our combined 250 years of expertise centers on daily crew management for infrastructure support to electric and gas utilities, including storm and incident response.
Year-round collaboration, communication, and familiarity with utility customers and their systems makes us more effective as a partner during time critical storm response.
A track record of safety and quality has earned us long-term customer relationships, averaging close to 25 years.
Our broad geographic reach means we have crews mobilized in key locations for swift response.
Highly experienced company leadership and crew management drive excellence in field operations.
A Trusted Partner for Utility System Restoration
With Centuri’s exclusive utility focus and long-term customer relationships, we understand grid dependency and reliability is more critical than ever. As your partner in incident response, Centuri offers a full-scale solution utilities can turn to for swift and safe service restoration when and where needed.
Backed by an extensive network of qualified, internal line crews and fully-vetted third party partners, our teams offer a one-call solution to utilities during any size storm or emergency event. Our skilled and experienced crews across the country equip us to be a trusted partner for incident management and response.
Capabilities and Service
500+ line crews sourced from Centuri Power Group, are efficiently positioned in key locations for swift mobilization, and a growing network of third-party line crew resources vetted for safety, quality, and professionalism.
Offering assessment/bird dog teams, wire down guard, and crew and logistics support (lodging, meals).
Fleet and Equipment
Centuri uses storm-centric equipment, including flex track machines, backyard buckets, and diggers.
2021 Storm Response
Major storm events, including: Hurricanes Elsa, Henri, Ida, and Nicolas; Texas Ice Storm; and Texas Tornados
Crews (higher number of crews from 2020 as Nicholas, Texas Ice, and Texas Tornado had many AEP on system crews)
Teamwork Increases Impact
In 2021, Centuri welcomed Riggs Distler & Company to the Power Group family. As part of our One Team philosophy and integrated operating company approach, Riggs Distler’s storm response capabilities, combined with Linetec’s, expanded our impact for supporting customers and communities.
Hurricane Ida was the second most damaging and intense hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana, with sustained winds up to 150 mph and destruction exceeding $65 billion. Linetec and Riggs Distler collaborated to deploy a combined 149 crews, nearly 750 employees working over 230,000 hours to the response effort.
2020 Storm Response
Major storm events, including: Hurricanes Isaias, Laura, and Ida; Arctic weather in TX; and Tornadoes in AR and OK
Record Year for Weather Events
Eight major storm events, including Hurricane Laura, made 2020 a record year for bad weather throughout the Gulf Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions where Linetec operates. Despite many being impacted personally by these storms, employees at Linetec rallied to the call for restoring power to hundreds of thousands of people across 14 states.