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Over 41,000 customers without electricity during the passage of a tropical wave

The passage of a tropical wave through Puerto Rico this Saturday left more than 41,000 of the consortium’s customers in the afternoon Luma Energy No electrical service.

According to the company’s website, As of 1:30 p.m. there were 43,077 customers without electricity, most of them in the Caguas region, which at that time accounted for 9% (22,609) of customers without service in consideration of all customers of the consortium.

The next area with the most customers without service was San Juan with 9,547 or 3.77%.

new day requested an interview with LUMA Energy to ascertain the status of electrical service in the event of multiple interruptions, but the consortium limited itself to sending a written statement via email in which it reiterated that “Puerto Rico’s electrical grid is in an extremely critical condition.”.

The company tweeted that several affected cities were Humacao, Guarabo and Yabucoa following a feeder failure. However, the consortium did not specify the reasons for the alleged failure.

For their part, the Electric Power Authority (AEE) assures that they are producing 100% of the energy demand required by the island.

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“We share the graph with the status of the generation system. We are currently meeting 100% of the energy demand and have operational reserves of 1,397mw”, the agency elaborated in a tweet.

Although Bureau of Emergency Management and Disaster Administration (NMEAD) shared on its Twitter account that there were reports of power outage in many areas due to wind gusts due to strong thunderstorms.

“All areas of NMEAD and OMME are active and pending for any situation arising as a result of weather conditions and ocean currents. So far, branches and sectors have fallen without light due to gusts of wind.The agency tweeted.

National Weather Service In San Juan (SNM) this morning, strong winds of 40 mph (mph) or higher were recorded in various parts of the eastern side of the island. The strongest gust was recorded at 11:51 a.m. at El Cocal in Yabucoa, with 50 mph

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However, other areas in areas such as Arecibo and Ponce experienced power cuts this morning, despite the fact that they had not received such heavy rain this morning in the east of the island.

The interruption in electrical service comes at a time when the seventh increase in the electrical service bill went into effect following a request from the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau by LUMA Energy. The union justified that the new cost per kilowatt hour was requested because of the increase in fuel price.

Along with this, the company assured on 27 May that are you ready to face Hurricane season Which has started and runs till 30th November.

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