LUMA Energy and the government are promising that “much of” Puerto Rico will have power between today and tomorrow.

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300,000 subscribers at a time passed the electricity service after two days Hurricane FionaGovernment and LUMA Energy “Much of Puerto Rico will have power” between today and tomorrow, they promised this Tuesday.

Abner GomezLUMA’s Director of External Security, pointed out Federation helicopters “Patrolling” and inspection of transmission lines 115,000 and 250,000 volts—which draw power from plants—to detect damage and repair it quickly. Currently, studies are concentrated on the exit routes from the Costa Sur plant in Guanilla.

“Once we certify that there is no damage, we will say Electricity Authority (AEE) (Generation) Start entering machines. As they come into service, we are going to excite more customers… gradually and responsibly”Gomez said during a press conference following the Fiona update.

“We’re trying not to push the subject too far so as not to affect the generation and take a step back, but the better Part of Puerto Rico will be active between today and tomorrow“, he added.

Also, the governor Peter Pierluzzi Echoing Gomez’s revelations.

“My expectation is that between today and tomorrow, by the end of tomorrow, a large part of our people will have electricity service. That percentage? I’m not going to say that about the assessment (damage to lines) being carried out.”said.

At the time of this publication, 300,000 or 20% of LUMA’s 1.5 million customers received electricity service.

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Meanwhile, Gomes agreed to restore electricity service in some areas, particularly in the south, southwest and mountains. “It’s just going to take a little longer” for the damage. on the web.

Increase generation

On the generation side, Executive Director of PREPA, Joshua ColumbusAt noon, it was 453 megawatts after units at the Palo Seco, Campalache, San Juan and Mayaguez plants came into service.

He added that Tonight in Salinas, LUMA and PREPA personnel are “working together” to energize two units of the Aguirre combined cycle that will allow for “continuous power” from the AES cogenerator. In Guayama, Puerto Rico.

Regarding the Costa Sur power plant and the EcoEléctrica cogeneration plant in Penulas, he said they will start operating once the aerial patrol of the transmission lines is completed. If both plants are energized today, it will take 12 to 16 hours for them to come estimated.

Colon, on the other hand, assured that the New Castle company is “ready” to supply natural gas to the San Juan plant. After fixing some mistakes in Unit #5. He added that the EcoEléctrica tank contains gas from that plant and Costa Compress.

“Part of the terminal that connects to the ship is damaged, but the president of EcoEléctrica told us that it can be repaired before the next ship arrives without disrupting the plant’s operations.”said.

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