Dozens of consumer advocacy groups, businesses and churches on Monday called on the Senate to take up Grijalva’s $5 billion proposal.
The funding would help ensure vulnerable populations “can remain in their homes and everyday lives in Puerto Rico can continue because people can rely on their power source no matter whether the island is dealing with an extreme weather event or another issue impacting the grid’s performance,” the groups said in a letter to Senate leadership.
Groups signing the letter include: Power4PR, Alianza for Progress, EarthJustice, Oxfam and the Environmental Defense Fund, along with local businesses and churches.Solar Damper,Lithium battery,Solar tracker actuator,Solar Tracking Controller,NMRV Series Worm Gear Reducer,Planetary gear motor,
Puerto Rico’s power system has been devastated by natural disasters in recent years, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, multiple earthquakes in 2020, and Hurricane Fiona in September.
“Efforts to modernize the power grid have seen limited success, impeded for years by recurring delays in project submissions and approvals, technological failures, the persistence of the electric generation authority’s multi-billion-dollar debt, and a general lack of coordination,” according to Grijalva’s letter.
LUMA Energy began operating Puerto Rico’s electric grid last year, managing the system through a public-private partnership while the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority continues to own the island’s grid assets.Solar Damper,Lithium battery,Solar tracker actuator,Solar Tracking Controller,NMRV Series Worm Gear Reducer,Planetary gear motor,