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Puerto Rico Won’t Have Full Power For Two Months Later Than Predicted

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Puerto Rico’s much-maligned public utility will not be able to fully restore the island’s power before the December date Gov. Ricardo Rossello promised earlier this month, according to a report from The Washington Examiner.

The U.S. territory’s grid won’t be placed back online until February, a full two months later than the governor predicted. Puerto Rico’s public utility has come under intense scrutiny for stumbling its way through rebuilding a hurricane-ravaged grid.

“The governor set some challenging goals … to give importance and priority to the energization of Puerto Rico. They will be reached, but I do not want to give a date,” PREPA acting Director Justo Gonzalez told reporters Friday night.

Slightly more than half of the island’s estimated 3.4 million residents have electricity, according to a government-run website detailing utility coverage.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/02/puerto-rico-wont-have-full-power-for-two-months-later-than-predicted/

So it would seem that they are going to have to endure on a little while longer before normality can resume in any way!

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If their grid hadn't been in ruins before, it would be a lot easier to repair now. The govt. there blew money and didn't care about consequences, they're bankrupt. 

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1 minute ago, Cinnamon said:

If their grid hadn't been in ruins before, it would be a lot easier to repair now. The govt. there blew money and didn't care about consequences, they're bankrupt. 

Recovery ain't looking likely then?

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19 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

If their grid hadn't been in ruins before, it would be a lot easier to repair now. The govt. there blew money and didn't care about consequences, they're bankrupt. 

Talked to a Navy electrician last night that was on the ground. First off, he said PR was a write off. Sections he saw were uninhabitable and would be for years. He was not impressed with anyone's (local) motivation to recover. But more to the point, he stated he saw no evidence that there ever was a grid.

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