Tag: Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)

SJU MAYOR: 840,000 People Without Power Today After Massive Power Outage In Puerto Rico

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Hundreds of thousands of people across Puerto Rico were left without power today after another widespread outage, forcing the island’s main public hospital and international airport to switch to backup generators as the U.S. commonwealth struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The island’s Electric Power Authority said a […]

Puerto Rico’s Main Power Plants Shut Down … San Juan Without Electricity Is Not A New Thing To Residents

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — A blackout hit Puerto Rico’s capital and surrounding areas today after two of the U.S. commonwealth’s main power plants shut down as officials warn the power company is struggling to remain operational. The capital of San Juan was left without power, along with the neighboring municipalities of […]

POOR JUDGMENT: Mapp Joins Hands With Puerto Rico As PREPA’s Whitefish Energy Scandal Threatens To Take Down The Virgin Islands Funding As Well

BIG MISTAKE: Gov. Kenneth Mapp did not distance himself, or the territory, from the PREPA Whitefish Scandal that has inflamed the U.S. Congress. Here Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Gov. Ricardo Rossello join hands with Mapp. [ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s electric utility on Tuesday defended its decision not to seek mutual aid from […]

WAPA CEO Julio Rhymer Tells Congressional Energy Committee That St. Thomas and St. Croix Hospitals Owe The Authority $36 Million

WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority CEO told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday that the St. Thomas and St. Croix hospitals owe $36 million to WAPA. WAPA CEO Julio Rhymer said that because of inequities in the way federal Medicare and Medicaid are calculated in the territory and the […]

CAIN’T TELL (PREPA) NUTHIN’: Puerto Rican Utility’s Own Lawyer Told Them Not To Take The No-Bid Whitefish Energy Deal

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government power company didn’t follow its lawyers’ advice when it agreed to a $300 million grid-construction contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC, according to documents released a House committee probing the now-canceled deal. Documents provided by the public power monopoly known as PREPA show at least seven types […]

TORRENTIAL RAIN WARNING: ‘Non-Tropical Storm’ Could Hamper Electrical Restoration Efforts in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Going Into Next Week

NOVEMBER RAIN: Although it is the rainy season in the Virgin Islands, the territory seems to have had more rain than normal after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — A large area of downpours and locally gusty thunderstorms will continue to affect our part of the region, including the Virgin Islands and […]

‘Power Restoration’ Is The Number One Priority For The Department of Defense … But What Is WAPA’s Number One Priority?

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — Power restoration remains the No. 1 priority in Hurricane Maria-ravaged Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Defense Department spokesman Army Lt. Col Jamie Davis said Friday. DoD is responding to the islands with about 11,400 active duty and National Guard service members, he said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the Puerto Rico […]