Managing Director of Electricity Authority (AEE), Josué Colón, said on Wednesday about the possibility Scheduled interruptions or selective interruptions until this coming Sunday, May 22nd due to generation shortages To meet the need.
Through a press release, Cologne pointed it out In Aguirre plant unit # 2, SalinasThere is a gap in the boiler that restricts its production and must be removed from service To fix it.
The situation is exacerbated by the fact that the following are basic or key units Defective and not available for many years: San Juan Power Station Unit # 10 (March 2016), San Juan Power Station Unit # 8 (June 2021), Aguirre integrated cycle steam unit # 1 (October 2021), Unit CT 2-1 Aguirre integrated cycle (July 2021), Aguirre Unit CT 2-2 (September 2016), Aguirre’s Integrated Circuit Steam Unit # 2 (June 2017) and Cambalache Power Station Unit # 1 (September 2011).
According to Cologne, the above are approximately the same 574 MW not available.
According to the managing director, PREPA is currently carrying out scheduled repairs at Unit # 5 of the San Juan plant, # 1 of the Aguirre plant, # 6 of the Costa Sur plant and 1-A and 1-B of Mayakus.
Units # 5 of San Juan Power Station and # 1 of Aguirre Power Station are expected to return to service by the end of June 2022. Meanwhile, units 1-A and 1-B of the Mayagüez Power Station, as well as Unit Central Coast South # 6 Will be back to activities next Sunday or so.
“Under the above circumstances and the expected energy requirement of 2,845 MW today, Unit # 2 of the Aguirre plant will be discharged at any time from today to Unit # 6 on the South South Coast,” We do not have enough generation to meet the need. This can cause interruptions in service during periods of insufficient generation To meet the demand, “Golan said in a statement.
He urged clients to take action when PREPA notices the situation – not extensively – and calls on them to stay up to date through the public company’s social networks.