ABSTRACT

Puerto Rico Electricity Grid Recovery: Better Information and Enhanced Coordination is Needed to Address Challenges   [open pdf - 3MB]

From GAO Highlights: "In 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria damaged Puerto Rico's electricity grid, causing the longest blackout in U.S. history. It took roughly 11 months after the hurricanes for power to be restored to all of the customers with structures deemed safe for power restoration. Federal agencies, including FEMA, provided about $3.9 billion to help restore electricity service, which included temporary or partial repairs. Now that electricity service has been restored, local entities face the longerterm and more expensive task of grid recovery to more fully repair and rebuild the grid. Federal programs provide opportunities to incorporate resilience into disaster recovery efforts and the federal government has appropriated billions in funding to support electricity grid recovery in Puerto Rico."

Report Number:
GAO-20-141
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Date:
2019-10
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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