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Puerto Rico extends power contract amid outages, objections

Nov. 30, 2022 14:41 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A heavily criticized private company that operates the transmission and distribution of power in Puerto Rico secured a last-minute extension on its contract Wednesday despite widespread objections. Luma Energy obtained the extension following a 4-1 vote...

US to supply Puerto Rico with emergency power generation

Nov. 15, 2022 17:16 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will provide Puerto Rico with temporary electric generation via barges to help´in restoring the island’s storm-devastated power grid and ease repeated widespread outages. The move will allow crews to take...

US storm survivors: We need money faster, less red tape

Oct. 29, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Survivors of storms that pounded several U.S. states say the nation's disaster aid system is broken and that they want reforms to get money into victims' hands faster, with less red tape. On the 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy's landfall at the Jersey...