May 18, 2022

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LUMA Energy and PREPA offer new updates on power service recovery

Federation LUMA Energy And this Electricity Authority (PREPA) This morning in Puerto Rico the system crashed due to a malfunction in a switch for more than 36 hours, providing new details about the recovery process of the power service.

The appearance was scheduled for 9:30 a.m., when the director of PREPA, Joshua ColumbusAnd Vice President of LUMA, Kevin Acevedo, Hold a press conference. Initially, the company’s CEO, Wayne StainsbyGoing to the country.

For its part, Governor Pedro Pierre Luizi promised to talk to the directors of both companies through his Twitter account, who today promised that the power service will be largely restored.

“I spoke again with PREPA Director Jose Cologne and LUMA Energy CEO, Wayne Stensby. They assure me that there will be service for most customers today. I urge you to work hard to restore the power supply, “said David Cook, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau.

“Some floors are on the rise, which is expected to happen today. This kind of failure is unacceptable in our system And I will not rest until I reach the goal of modernizing and replacing our old and obsolete power system, ”he added.

The consortium agreed in an update last night that it could no longer provide estimates or predictions as to when full service would be restored.

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“We continue to make progress on the restoration, but due to extensive damage to the Costa Sur substation we are not in a position to provide a full restoration estimate at this time,” the federation said in its latest update report.

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