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Repair of Aguirre Plant to Leave Plenty in the Dark

By on July 27, 2016

SAN JUAN—Clients in various parts of Puerto Rico will find themselves without electric power on Wednesday night due to repair work at the Aguirre powerplant in Salinas, the island’s electric utility announced today.

aguirreAccording to a press release by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa), repair work at Aguirre’s Unit 1 generator, which was affected after a fire that took place July 25 and constitutes a key part of the island’s electric system, has been continuous since the incident.

Some of the areas that would experience blackouts include sections of San Juan, Caguas, Aguadilla, Coamo, Bayamón, Añasco, Arecibo, Ponce, Adjuntas, Lares, Las Marías, Santa Isabel, Quebradillas, Yauco, Guaynabo, Canóvanas, Villalba, Barranquitas, San Lorenzo and Orocovis.

Due to the generator’s delicate state, Prepa personnel are monitoring energy demand at nighttime. The utility, meanwhile, calls upon clients to be prudent with their energy use throughout the week.

The situation is expected to go back to normal this Friday after Unit 6 of Costa Sur and Unit 1 of the AES powerplants are connected to the electric grid sometime next week.

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