Several municipalities suffered a blackout this afternoon due to the fact that EcoEl Eléctrica went out of operations, the Electric Power Authority reported.
"PREPA REPORTS: Load relay in effect due to EcoEllectrica's departure from operation. Operations are performed on the system to replenish loads. CC2 ″, reads the brief tweet in his official account on the social network.
According to the president of the Union of Workers in the Electricity and Irrigation Industry (UTIER), Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo the output of Ecoelectrica left some 100,000 subscribers without service.
Ecoelectrica's output deficiency of 500 megawatts, approximately 100,000 subscribers out of service. Work is in progress
– Angel Figueroa Jaramillo (@jaramilloutier) July 28, 2020
Netizens have reported that they are without electricity service in municipalities such as Río Piedras, Caguas, Dorado and Toa Baja.
They have also reported: Mayagüez, Hormigueros, Guaynabo, Corozal, Isabela, Gurabo, Santa Isabel, Juana Díaz, Toa Alta, Hatillo, Bayamón, Carolina, Ponce, San Juan, Humacao, Vega Baja, Adjuntas, Luquillo and Aguadilla.
AEE REPORTS: Load relay in effect due to EcoEllectrica's operation output. Operations are performed on the system to replenish loads. CC2 pic.twitter.com/AUi91NGG2m
– Electric Power Authority (@AEEONLINE) July 28, 2020
This occurs hours before an atmospheric phenomenon arrives in the country. At 11:00 am today, the National Hurricane Center (CNH) in Miami began to issue bulletins on the possible tropical cyclone nine.
First Hour contacted PREPA press spokeswoman, Edith Ceda but received no response beyond what was posted on Twitter.
Pending for an expansion.