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Economics Hamper Power Improvements in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been battered by natural disasters in recent years, with hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and a series of earthquakes in late December 2019 and early January…


Backup Power for Critical Loads Can Save Lives and Money

In a modern economy increasingly dependent on electric power, blackouts can wreak havoc when the loads are critical to life, business, and even a comfortable lifestyle. The problem may be…


Hurricane Dorian Provides Real-Life Test of Upgraded Storm Systems
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As Hurricane Dorian made its slow progression up Florida’s east coast in September, the state’s 21.3 million residents waited in anticipation for what the Category 5 storm would bring. While,…


Disaster Response: How Power Generators Prepare to Weather the Storm

Natural disasters can strike anywhere, and the events of recent years—hurricanes, flooding rains, bomb cyclones—have ramped up the efforts of utilities to prepare for extreme weather. Power companies are utilizing…


Reliability, Resiliency Key to Caribbean Rebuild

As another hurricane season approaches, the lessons learned by energy companies that have repaired power infrastructure in Haiti, Puerto Rico, and other areas provide a path forward for reducing the…