Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Powered

PREPA says island is finally out of the dark Officials in Puerto Rico declared Wednesday that the country’s power grid was officially, fully restored. PREPA (Puerto Rica Electric Power Authority), the country’s only power provider, made the claim it has restored power to all of its 1.5 million customers. The island has gone without power […]

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Join the Club

Sam’s Club layoffs nationwide show no mercy Walmart‘s customers and employees joined the ranks of the disgruntled January 11 when the company announced plans to close at least 63 of its Sam’s Club stores across the US and in Puerto Rico. Multiple reports of abrupt store closings started last Thursday—the same day parent company Walmart […]

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Reader Profile

Dispatch from a hurricane disaster area When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico September 19, the island had already experienced catastrophic damage and power outages from two hurricanes in two previous weeks. In terms of nature’s unforgiving force, worse was still to come. In terms of human recovery, the worst was far off.  In […]

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Call It “Good P.R.”

Tesla, Sonnen initiate Puerto Rico grid rebuild  50 days after the onslaught of Hurricane Maria knocked out its already fragile power grid, Puerto Rico’s problems are far from over. At least half the island’s residents remain without power, and U.S. assistance provided by FEMA tripped on its first attempt when it was forced to cancel a […]

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Elon to the Rescue?

Tesla CEO says he wants to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical grid from scratch Elon Musk continues to evoke pondering over whether he is human or an aspiring superhero. In his latest installment, Musk publicly stated interest in rebuilding Puerto Rico’s demolished electrical grid from the ground up—using solar energy—in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The […]

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Powering the Powerless

Yamaha lends a hand in Puerto Rico Yamaha Motor Corp. USA’s Outdoor Power Equipment Division has announced that it is donating nearly 400 generators to the Red Cross for its disaster relief efforts. Yamaha announced in a press release Tuesday that it is donating both its 2000-watt and 2800-watt inverter generator models to the Red […]

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Hurricane Updates

Unprecedented storm season affecting electricity across the map Texas, Louisiana slowly recovering from Harvey. This weekend will mark a full month since Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeast Texas and parts of western Louisiana. Though the lowlands in those regions are no longer inundated, clean-up is an ongoing and difficult process. Shermco Industries—based in Dallas but with three […]

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