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FEMA authorizes purchase of mega generators for Puerto Rico utility

By on July 18, 2018

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SAN JUAN – Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) accepted his request to purchase three mega generators for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) and authorized the extension of a contract for the mega generators at the Palo Seco power complex through Nov. 30.

“FEMA agreed that they will work with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to extend the mission assignment to continue the lease and maintenance of the two mega generators at Palo Seco through November 30th or at which time the purchase is complete, whichever comes first,” the governor said in a release.

In a letter, Michael Byrne, FEMA’s coordinating officer for Puerto Rico, said the purchase of the generators “will require a justification, a maintenance plan, a compliant procurement process, demonstrated cost reasonableness, and 10 percent cost share if PREPA intends to seek reimbursement from FEMA,” according to the release.

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