Tag: Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)

A Third of Puerto Rico Remains in the Dark for the Second Day

SAN JUAN — More than a third of all homes and businesses in Puerto Rico remained without power on Friday, the second day of a massive outage on the island that may have been caused by a fire at a power plant. Some 500,000 of the 1.4 million homes and businesses in the U.S. territory […]

USVI, Puerto Rico Inching Closer To Getting $2 Billion For Electric Grid Repairs

SAN JUAN — The federal government took another step on Monday towards releasing nearly $2 billion to repair Puerto Rico’s troubled electrical grid, part of a pool of money withheld from the island for years even as it struggled to recover from the devastation of 2017’s Hurricane Maria. The Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

Puerto Ricans Left Without Electricity … The Day Before Tropical Storm Isaias Is Supposed To Strike

SAN JUAN — A day before potential Tropical Storm Isaias was expected to bring rains and winds to Puerto Rico, at least 400,000 customers throughout the island were left without power. The outage affected multiple municipalities — from cities in the metropolitan area such as San Juan and Guaynabo to the mountainous towns of Jayuya […]

Deadly Earthquake Leaves Puerto Rico With No Power, No Water And Residents Fear More To Come

GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring at least eight other people and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island. The quake was followed by a series of strong aftershocks, part of a 10-day series of temblors spawned by the grinding of tectonic […]

Bill Introduced in Congress Would Fund Renewables, Microgrids in U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — Legislation recently introduced in Congress would establish a grant program for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to fund development of renewable energy resources, microgrids and energy storage. The bill aims to improve the electric system on the two island territories. the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico which are still struggling […]

Puerto Rico Governor Says Federal Workers Don’t Have To Pay Power and Water Bills During Shutdown

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló said today that the island’s government-owned utility companies will suspend water and electricity bills for federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown — the longest in U.S. history. In a statement, Rosselló said his government was issuing a moratorium on collections by Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority […]

PREPA Power Coming Back To Remote Regions of Puerto Rico … And People Are Happy

ADJUNTAS — It was finally a night to celebrate in this village tucked into the mountains of central Puerto Rico. People pressed TV remote buttons, clicked on fans and plugged in refrigerators as electricity again flowed into homes that had been without power since two major hurricanes devastated the U.S. commonwealth nearly a year ago. […]

U.S. Justice Department Is Going To Remove Puerto Rico’s Top Federal Prosecutor

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Justice Department is attempting to replace the top federal prosecutor in Puerto Rico, who has been quietly campaigning to keep her job, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department is close to proposing a candidate to succeed Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, the U.S. attorney for the district of Puerto […]

Puerto Rico’s Governor Rossello Says Full Power Should Return Within a Month

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello on Wednesday said he expects electricity to be restored across the U.S. commonwealth within a month, but warned that the island’s infrastructure needed to be strengthened ahead of the upcoming hurricane season. “The expectation is that … within the next month we’ll […]

Puerto Rico Federal Oversight Board to Meet This Thursday to Certify Fiscal Plan

SAN JUAN — The oversight board for Puerto Rico, created by Congress, will hold public hearings on Thursday and Friday to certify revised fiscal plans for the commonwealth, the board said today. The board is expected to approve plans for the commonwealth, as well as the island’s utility, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), and […]