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Power Restoration Slogs on in Puerto Rico

Work continues on power restoration in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, with an emphasis on rebuilding the island's transmission and distribution system.…

Puerto Rico | Power Generation | Restoration | Power Plants

Mackenzie Perez

Wed Nov 15 2017

Puerto Rico's Hurricane-Stricken Power Industry Faces Long Road to Recovery

Long before the one-two punch from hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA-Autoridad de Energia Electrica) was struggling. Earlier this year,…

Puerto Rico | Hurricane Maria | Power Outages

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Fri Sep 29 2017

Power Restoration Slogs on in Puerto Rico

Work continues on power restoration in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, with an emphasis on rebuilding the island's transmission and distribution system. Puerto Rico suffered a direct hit by the hurricane on September 20. The power grid sustained major damage and most of the island since has been without power. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) »

Puerto Rico's Hurricane-Stricken Power Industry Faces Long Road to Recovery

Long before the one-two punch from hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA-Autoridad de Energia Electrica) was struggling. Earlier this year, PREPA had estimated the price tag to upgrade its aging generation fleet to be in the $4 billion range. Several of those plants are 44 years old or more. Currently, roughly half of electricity for »