23 thoughts on “Electricity restored to 75 percent of customers in Puerto Rico.

  1. Johnny_W94 February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    This just in:
    >Explosion sets off a big fire at a main power substation in northern Puerto Rico, causing blackout. -https://apnews.com/4b49c25c3cc94a8aba57acb90c99a685/Blackout-hits-northern-Puerto-Rico-following-fire,-explosion?

  2. policap February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    Coincidentally I just talked to a lineman that recently returned from cat duty in PR. He said that yes, the system is being totally rebuilt. What people don’t realize is how many parts/pieces there are when starting from scratch. More than just poles and wire.

  3. RichL2 February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    Sounds about right. We have live stats/connectivity info of our customers in Puerto Rico and it’s been between 67-85% up (varying) for the past few weeks.

  4. Beef_Moe_24 February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    Perhaps the power will be fully restored in time for hurricane season next year?

  5. CreativeGrey February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    And how fast did Cuba have their power back up?

  6. Otistetrax February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    “25% of Puerto Rico still ithout power”

  7. Kevin69138 February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    Flint Michigan still doesnt have clean water!!!

  8. chirpzz February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    I’ts important to remember that this isn’t just fixing what was there, a lot of this is completely rebuilding the old power grid. It’s taken way longer than it probably should have, but it’s important not to compare too drastically to how fast neighboring countries were back up (like Cuba) who were just doing maintenance and not a rebuild.

    As I said, its still taken way to god damn long.

  9. viperex February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    Wasn’t Tesla supposed to be involved in this?

  10. BxK12 February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    Ok guys. against popular opinion. I am on the ground here in puerto rico. The government DOES NOT WANT the power back on or clean up to happen any time soon.

    The local town we are doing work for wanted to impose a 7% tax for us doing the clean up for them. We told them no. The mayor came down to our job site and shut it down so we left. Once we left he filed a complaint with DTOP. saying we abandoned the job site. We will no go back until everything is resolved and they are in no hurry. On top of that PR wants to charge american businesses 30% tax ON TOP of our taxes state side. in other words we would be paying ~65%+ tax if we paid all these taxes. Our company has decided to go 24/7 working until they crack down. Once they do we are gone. If we pay that much tax we are no longer profitable.

    Everyone needs to hear the real stories.

    We also had a man on our crew driving down power lines to see what was damaged. The locals pulled a gun on him and shot him point blank.

    Everything isn’t rainbows and butterflies down here. The real problem is the PR government failed their citizens for years and years and misappropriated funds and didn’t invest in infrastructure like they should have. Now they are blaming the US. There were power issues here well before the hurricane.

    The real issues need to be talked about before we start pointing fingers.

  11. CurraheeAniKawi February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    75% in under 5 months! This is incredibl^^^y ^^^slow

  12. pdpaiste February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    I have a colleague here in Texas that’s from Puerto Rico and she says her family spends $300 a WEEK in gas for their generator.

    The amount of money they spend to power their house for a month is more than I pay for an all-electric house here in hot ass Texas for an entire year. I can’t imagine that shit.

  13. Unlikelylikelyhood February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    Just in time for the 2018 hurricane season.

    Should have put all the power underground while they had the chance.

  14. Pinkiepie1170 February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    That’s still 25% less than what’s acceptable by this point.

  15. cOUNTjOO February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    Now they can go back to not paying for their electricity bills.

  16. somecallmemike February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    “Customers”. Why can’t they just be people who need basic necessities for modern survival?

  17. jimvo99 February 12, 2018 / 5:53 am

    Quick someone tell Dear Leader Trump we need more paper towels

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