ued working seven days a week to restore
vaults, trap boxes and manholes and to
repair electrical systems. All work was
safely performed and steam and chilled
water continued to flow.
As it did with other hurricanes and
storms, TECO held a post-storm debriefing that resulted in only a few suggestions for improvement: order more food
provisions to accommodate a longer stay,
order cots rather than air mattresses for
greater comfort and convenience, and
make high-water vehicles a permanent
part of the plan.
But the true measure of TECO’s
resilience comes from its customers.
“Thermal Energy Corporation is a treasure, cooling and heating our campus
buildings to help us sustain life,” says
McKeon. “It is a cornerstone of how the
It stood strong throughout Harvey, and
Steven K. Swinson, PE, is
president and chief executive officer of Thermal
Energy Corp. in Houston.