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Hurricane Season Begins in June. Is Puerto Rico’s Grid Ready?

April 13, 2018

Experts speaking at a congressional hearing this week indicated that plans for a more resilient grid have not yet coalesced in Puerto Rico.

Federal officials said work continues to move forward, but about 50,000 customers (i.e., meters) remain without power. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has spearheaded much of the repair work, is slated to draw down its presence on May 18. The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1.

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