NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Electric Service (NES) has released 20 contract line crews to Baltimore to help assist in the expected restoration efforts following Hurricane Sandy. NES officials said the crews will be in place to help speed up the response and recovery process after the storm, including restoring power, repairing damaged equipment, and replacing downed wires. Eight contract tree trimming crews have also been released to assist with the restoration efforts in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Nashville Electric Service is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to more than 360,000 customers in Middle Tennessee. For more information about NES, visit www.nespower.com.