January 24, 2021

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Three generating units of PREPA out of service

Three units among the generating plants of Costa Sur, Aguirre and AES in Guayama are up to now out of service, as reported by the Electric Power Authority (PREPA).

The public corporation wrote in his Twitter account that “unit 5 of Costa Sur, unit 2 of Aguirre and unit 1 of AES are out of operation due to the effects of (tropical) storm Laura. They work to attend events ”. However, the tweet does not mention what specifically happened that forced the units to go out of service.

PREPA added in the tweet that they have a generation capacity of 2,675 megawatts, “enough to supply the current demand of 1,722 megawatts. ”

This media requested a reaction from PREPA but it has not been answered.

PREPA faces problems with transmission lines, so the quantity subscribers without service increased this afternoon to 211,590 reported Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo, president of the Union of Workers of the Electricity and Irrigation Industry (Utier).

The information provided on the Twitter social network by the leader union was confirmed by a source in this medium. However, at 2:00 in the afternoon Migdalia Huertas, PREPA's executive advisor, said that customers without service amounted to 99,823.

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