"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."