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NYPA crews continue their grid-rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico

San Juan, P.R.

The New York Power Authority is working with Puerto Rico’s main utility, PREPA, to rebuild the island’s electricity grid in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which hit in 2017 but has left a lasting impact.

The Authority is helping to build an automated digital power substation in the San Juan area. It will serve as a model for rebuilding 17 substations that were flooded in the massive storm. NYPA engineers are also helping to train engineers and technicians on the new automated technology.

NYPA workers have been on the island to varying degrees since the storm, helping with the recovery as have volunteers affiliated with the State University of New York system.

“New York will not leave our fellow Americans behind and will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Puerto Rico on the path to recovery until the job is done,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday in San Juan during the SOMOS convention. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and residents are citizens.

The annual convention, arranged by SOMOS, a non-profit that works with the New York State Legislature’s Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force, is a gathering of lawmakers from across the state as well as political activists and …read more

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