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Puerto Rico - Status of Electric Power Recovery [Updated July 10, 2018]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Background: "On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm with sustained wind speeds of over 155 miles per hour. At that time, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (the Commonwealth) was already in recovery mode following the glancing blow struck by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, which left 70% of electricity customers without power. [...] Congress continues to follow the recovery of Puerto Rico from the 2017 hurricanes, and the restoration of power. The electric power infrastructure for transmission and delivery of power was largely destroyed by the hurricanes, and PREPA's [Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's] aging power generation facilities have been struggling to provide electricity. Whether, and how, Puerto Rico rebuilds its system into a reliable, efficient, and resilient electricity system will be of key interest to Congress."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45263
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2018-07-10
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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