LUMA Energy on Oct. 1 announced that it has restored electric service to over 1.3 million customers, or 90% of total customers, in Puerto Rico who lost power as a result of Hurricane Fiona.
This meets LUMA’s global restoration targets of 77% to 91% power restored that was announced on Sunday, September 25, 2022.
“Given the severity of damage in the hardest hit regions, LUMA utility crews continue to perform critical repairs, conduct damage assessments, deploy resources and coordinate with local and federal partners to restore power for customers across the western and southern areas of the island,” ir said.
LUMA said it is on track to meet its estimated restoration timeframe of October 4-6 for the areas of Ponce and Mayagüez -- the areas that suffered the most damage, including severe flooding and damage to local roads, bridges and electric infrastructure.
Hurricane Fiona severely impacted critical parts of the electric grid and generation facilities across Puerto Rico.
LUMA has over 700 utility field workers in the Mayagüez and Ponce areas to conduct repairs and support restoration efforts in these two hardest hit regions. LUMA teams are also reaching out to coordinate with local mayors and officials to address their concerns as we continue our critical restoration efforts in Mayagüez and Ponce areas.
In June 2020, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnership Authority selected LUMA Energy to operate, maintain and modernize the electricity transmission and distribution system of PREPA for fifteen years through a public-private partnership.