TECO Energy and Progress Energy Florida announced plans Thursday to send teams from Florida to help restore power to victims of Hurricane Isaac.
TECO's team includes about 90 people, while Progress plans to send 200 contract workers from the state. Progress' parent company, Duke Energy, said it was sending 1,000 contract workers total to help restore power to those hit by Isaac.
The hurricane left more than 770,000 people without power after it came ashore Tuesday night in Louisiana. Some workers from Florida expect to remain in the affected region for as long as two weeks.
TECO and Duke Energy's subsidiaries are part of the Southeastern Electric Exchange, a nonprofit utility industry organization that, among other things, coordinates storm restoration resources for its member companies.