HOUSTON, Sept. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spark Energy, Inc. ("Spark" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:SPKE), an independent retail energy services company, today provided an operational update on the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
“Spark is proud to call Houston home, and celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and generosity of its citizens while at the same time mourning the losses that the city and all of the Gulf Coast have experienced,” said Nathan Kroeker, Spark Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our primary concern has been our employees, all of whom have been accounted for, and our customers. We applaud the entire community, including our own employees, who have gone beyond the call of duty to help friends, neighbors, and all those affected by the storm.
“We also want to acknowledge our operations teams who kept the business up and running through our emergency operations plan which we executed on Friday, August 25 ahead of Harvey’s landfall. Between our emergency operations center in Lufkin, Texas and our team members in Maine, we were able to continue serving our customers without disruption.”
Less than seven percent of Spark’s customer base is located in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, most of which experienced little or no disruption in power. Although Spark is unable to assess the full financial impact of the storm, if any, at this point, the Company’s operations continue to be running at full strength. Spark and its employees remain committed to serving its customers and rebuilding in the affected communities.
About Spark Energy, Inc.
Spark Energy, Inc. is an established and growing independent retail energy services company founded in 1999 that provides residential and commercial customers in competitive markets across the United States with an alternative choice for their natural gas and electricity. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Spark currently operates in 19 states and serves 94 utility territories. Spark offers its customers a variety of product and service choices, including stable and predictable energy costs and green product alternatives.
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