LUMA Energy announced Wednesday the start of temporary service outages.
San Juan – Due to power generation problems, LUMA Energy announced Wednesday the start of temporary service outages. The company promised to help the Electric Energy Authority (AEE) resolve the situation.
LUMA Energy communicated via its social networks: “We will continue to assist the Electric Power Authority as it works to resolve this situation.”
Meanwhile, PREPA’s CEO, Engineer Josué Colón Ortiz, inspected the work in progress to repair the emergency transformer and boiler water regulating valve at the Aguirre de Salinas Power Plant. According to Colón-Ortiz, Unit 2 is expected to return to service Thursday.
The current status of repairs shows that AES Puerto Rico continues to work on repairing the coal cracking system, which has limited unit capacity.
See also: https://www.noticel.com/ahora/top-stories/20230607/outages-could-extend-until-jueves-dor-problemas-en-unidades-de-aguirre/
The situation has affected several areas of the island. According to the LUMA Energy website, the Arecibo region serves 6.53 percent of customers without service, Bayamón 5.29 percent, Carolina 9.46 percent, Caguas 6.39 percent, Mayagüez 4.38 percent, Ponce 1.32 percent and San Juan 3.02 percent.
This issue caused outages for a total of 72,361 customers, which is 4.93 percent of the total number of customers reported by the company.
ATTENTION: Due to generation issues, temporary service outages may persist. We will continue to attend @employee And you are working to resolve this situation.
To reduce additional interruptions, conserve power if possible: https://t.co/72d5C13U8k
– LUMA Puerto Rico (@lumaenergypr) June 7, 2023
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