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#PuertoRico: Who's in Charge?

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#1 eds



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:48 AM

Puerto Rico's grid, it's AES Corp.
. . . that operates both a big coal plant, and a small solar farm, is sending
. . . 6 giant containers of lithium-ion batteries,
. . . 6 megawatts of flexible power that could be enormously helpful restoring service to an island,
. . . where most people are still without electricity after Hurricane Maria's Sept. 20 landfall.
But it doesn't know what the batteries will be used for,
. . . because the local power company, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA),
. . . hasn't given any guidance.

The courts and Congress are in the midst of a messy process of figuring out,
. . . who has the final authority over what the grid will look like.

Is it PREPA, which is severely understaffed, and $9 billion in debt?

Is it the energy commission, which has existed for only three years?

Is it the Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB),
. . . which was established last year in Washington, D.C., to oversee the economy,
. . . of the bankrupt territory but is widely unpopular on the island?

Meanwhile, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is rushing to get the lights back on.
. . . Its assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is
. . . "to perform emergency repairs to the grid," said Army Corps spokesman Jeff Hawk.

The shape of Puerto Rico's future grid is confused,
. . . because no one yet has the authority to dictate,
. . . what the future grid will look like.

Meanwhile, the Puerto Rican territorial government, is
. . . $72 billion in debt.

11-14-2017 Source:  #Puerto Rico: Who's in Charge?

#2 Shortpoet-GTD



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:01 PM

& we all thought that bush 2 saying "you're doing a good job brownie" during #Katrina was horrible. trump is the worst ever.
trumps thought?
"If it ain't white; it ain't right"
(not a real quote but accurate)

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