Tag: Puerto Rico

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Crashing oil prices, COVID-19 restrictions give boost to embattled Puerto Rico utility

April 22, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Puerto Rico continues to chart a new course, working to strengthen its electric system and comply with a 100% renewables mandate by 2050. While the spread of the novel coronavirus has complicated matters, it has also made some things easier. […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

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

April 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

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. […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA to Phase Out Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Puerto Rico

April 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with local municipalities, the government of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been hard at work for the past few months cleaning up debris […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Mission impossible? How utilities are minimizing disruptions from inevitable storms

September 26, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Three monster storms in just the last month have pummeled the United States and Puerto Rico, killing more than 100 people, destroying thousands of homes and inflicting economic losses in the hundreds of billions. Predictably, millions of homes lost power. […]