"U.S. Pulls Puerto Rico Backup Power Before Hurricane Season Peak"

"Just a month into the Atlantic hurricane season, Puerto Rico -- which saw its entire power grid collapse when storms slammed into the U.S. territory last year -- is about to lose some of its back-up power generation.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been responsible for leasing three “mega,” back-up power plants in Puerto Rico as it recovered from hurricanes Irma and Maria that took out power to about a million households there last year. Now that service has been restored, the agency is canceling a contract for one of those generators, at Yabucoa, in eight days. The other two at Palo Seco are running on a one-month contract extension, Puerto Rico’s utility said.

“It has been determined that the Yabucoa Power Plant has stable power transmission,” Jenn Miller, a spokeswoman for the Army Corps, said by email Tuesday."

Naureen S Malik, Yalixa Rivera, and Christopher Flavelle report for Bloomberg July 10, 2018.


"Puerto Rico Deals With Rain And Flooding As Remnants Of Beryl Move Over The Island" (CNN)

"Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Uncertainty As FEMA Deadlines Shift" (HuffPost)

"As Electricity Returns to Puerto Rico, Its People Want More Power" (Scientific American)

Source: Bloomberg, 07/11/2018