10 Oct '17, 12am

Microgrids, Solar, Energy Storage Could Be Foundation of Puerto Rico’s Energy Recovery https://t.co/joIRbO9hOP

Microgrids, Solar, Energy Storage Could Be Foundation of Puerto Rico’s Energy Recovery https://t.co/joIRbO9hOP

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is an ongoing humanitarian crisis that underscores the vulnerability of traditional power grids in the face of an unprecedented Atlantic hurricane season. While Texas and Florida both saw widespread electricity issues with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Puerto Rico was dealing with a bankrupt power utility and widespread transmission problems even before the first raindrop fell. More than a week after the record-breaking storm, a full 95 percent of the island’s 1.4 million power customers remain in the dark . Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the main island electricity utility, estimates it has lost 80 percent of its transmission and distribution infrastructure. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), 47 percent of Puerto Rico’s electricity comes from petroleum, 34 percent from natural gas, 17 pe...

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