Puerto Rico Electric Grid Rebuilding Pushes Forward

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New Integrated Resource Plan Puerto Rico lands after three years of anticipation, devastating hurricanes, and shaky power

Puerto Rico Electric Grid Rebuilding Pushed Forward

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New Integrated Resource Plan Puerto Rico lands after three years of anticipation, devastating hurricanes, and shaky power

Ponce Paradise wants to become Puerto Rico’s premiere destination

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Ponce Paradise, a 900-acre resort, healthcare village, and marina in the city for Ponce, Puerto Rico, is expected to attract hundreds of millions of dollars in total investment and become Puerto Rico’s premiere destination when it completes

Quakes Shake Puerto Rico

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6 and 7, numerous earthquakes rocked Puerto Rico, destroying buildings and causing widespread power outages, according to news reports On Jan.

Puerto Rico Endures Damage Amid Ongoing Quakes

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7 earthquake that knocked out its largest power plant, the island of Puerto Rico is still contending with ongoing temblors that are disrupting recovery efforts More than a week after being rocked by a Jan.

Volunteers Create Puerto Rico's First Quake-Damage Inspection Program

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Two structural engineers, originally from Puerto Rico, mobilized a team to inspect houses, at no cost to owners, damaged in the island's Jan. 7 quake

Former Energy Contractor Faces Corruption Charges in Puerto Rico Work

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Cobra Acquisitions took over power restoration work in Puerto Rico after a contract with the maligned Whitefish Energy was canceled

100% Renewable Energy by 2050 Mandated for Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico will get 100% of its power from renewable resources by 2050 under legislation signed April 12 by the territory’s governor

Opportunities and Challenges Ahead in Rebuilding Puerto Rico's Electric Grid

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The president of the Puerto Rico chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America talks about the challenges and opportunities ahead in rebuilding the island's electric grid.

Excavator Responsible for 2nd Whole-Island Blackout in Puerto Rico

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USA Today reports this morning about 70 percent of Puerto Rico's power has been restored, but officials say it could take up to 36 hours to fully restore power after an excavator operated by D. Grimm , a civil land and energy contractor based in Conroe, Texas, took down a transmission line while working to restore power to the island on Wednesday

Repairing Puerto Rico's schools post-Maria will cost $11B, take 7 years

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The money the U.S. territory is counting on could be diverted to pay for wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border if the president declares a national emergency

Puerto Rico Power Grid Rebuild Challenges Corps, Crews

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State of power system and lack of resources make restoration in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands an extraordinary task

Miyamoto Office to Consult for Puerto Rico Quake Retrofits

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Miyamoto International, a seismic structural engineer, is opening a permanent office in Ponce, Puerto Rico, to offer its services to public and private entities to help with the repair and seismic strengthening of buildings damaged in the earthquake on Jan.

Water-Right sponsors 'Denim Days for Puerto Rico's Aid'

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Throughout the month of November, Water-Right sponsored a fundraiser to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

Why Another Hurricane Can Devastate Puerto Rico and Texas—Again

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As hurricane season begins, Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida lack resilient systems and remain as vulnerable as they were before last year’s storms

Problems Plague Puerto Rico as Gov. Looks to Privatize PREPA

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After months of struggle to restore power in Puerto Rico, the territory’s Gov. 22 announced that the state-owned Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority will be privatized Ricardo Rosselló on Jan.

Puerto Rico Grid Restoration Plagued by Historic Problems, New Challenges

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Congressional committee raises questions about the state of Puerto Rico's grid before Hurricane Maria and the island's response

Award of Merit, Water/Environment: Puerto Rico Recovery

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Hurricane Maria was still raging over Puerto Rico when the spillway of the remote Guajataca Dam failed, forcing the evacuation of 70,000 area homes

$2.5B Worth of Flood Control Work Underway in Puerto Rico

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Army Corps of Engineers is starting work on a massive scope of flood control projects in Puerto Rico that are expected to help protect communities from damages inflicted by flooding like that caused by hurricanes Maria and Irma The U.S.

Puerto Rico Group Proposes 10-Year, $17.6B Grid Rebuild

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A consortium of government agencies and private utilities unveiled a $17.6-billion plan to make Puerto Rico's electric grid more resilient

Modular Bridge to Reconnect Communities in Puerto Rico

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Six months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, landslides, broken traffic lights and reconstruction traffic make Edgar Iñesta’s commute halfway across the 100-mile-wide island a slow crawl

EPA Awards Clean Diesel Grants in 21 States, Puerto Rico

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines through the agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program. The U.S.

Puerto Rico Utility Proposes Eight Minigrids to Run the Island

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Puerto Rico’s electric grid would be divided into eight minigrids that could run independently of one an­other in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster

Technology Firms Offer Aid to Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico’s damaged infrastructure has caught the attention of Google, Tesla and other firms that are pitching ideas such as cellular-signal-relaying balloons and off-grid power distribution

Puerto Rico Utility Endures New Crisis in Leadership

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After a management crisis in early July, operations at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority have settled down following the appointment of electrical engineer José F. Ortiz as the utility’s new executive director and chief operating officer

Thompson Pump Wins Award of Merit for Work in Puerto Rico

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Pumps and employees saved region from flooding, provided safe drinking water in the aftermath of hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico still faces up to $50B in recovery work as 2018 hurricane season approaches

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FEMA said it is trying to make the U.S. territory's buildings, transportation infrastructure and electric grid as strong as possible before June 1

Puerto Rico Rethinks Power Grid After Whitefish Energy Flap

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continue to restore power to the 70% of Puerto Rico that is still without electricity, the island’s government announced it will cancel a $300-million grid-reconstruction contract with Whitefish Energy As private and public agencies.

Assessing the Damage in Puerto Rico

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Many Puerto Ricans are living without reliable power, water and cellular coverage as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implements a temporary relief system for critical infrastructure and works to stabilize the spillway of a hurricane-damaged dam

Puerto Rico and Texas Remain Vulnerable As New Hurricane Season Starts

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As hurricane season begins, Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida lack resilient systems and remain as vulnerable as they were before last year’s storms

Puerto Rico contractor pays $500K to settle hurricane recovery overtime claim

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Experts suggest that compliance with employment laws be included in disaster planning so an employer isn't caught off guard

A Year Later, Thompson Pump Still Playing Recovery Role in Puerto Rico

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Company’s work providing daily water needs for 250,000

Puerto Rico Signs on to $1.5B Water Upgrade

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The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) has reached a settlement with the U.S. of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out $1.5 billion in infrastructure improvements and resolve allegations of Clean Water Act violations. Infrastructure

U.S. DOT Releases Emergency Funds for Puerto Rico

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the immediate availability of $1 million in federal emergency relief funds to Puerto Rico to repair flood-damaged roads and bridges in and around El Yunque National Forest. The Federal Highway Administration''s Emergency Relief program provides funding for highways and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events

Puerto Rico, Texas Still Recovering, not Resilient as Hurricane Season Starts

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As hurricane season begins, Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida lack resilient systems and remain as vulnerable as they were before last year’s storms

Getting Power Back to the People in Puerto Rico

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If Kris Caldwell has a mantra, it’s “we have to do more ”

Six Months Later, Puerto Rico Recovery Inches On

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Six months after Hurricane Maria hit the island, patience wears thin as power is still out in some places and money trickles in

Thompson Pump helps in rescue of hurricane-distressed Puerto Rico region

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Company’s volunteers, equipment provide more than 200,000 with drinking water

Feds Fight to Firm Up Puerto Rico Dam

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The Dept. of Defense is overseeing a complicated mission to stabilize and rebuild Guajataca Dam

Puerto Rico and the Real-World Consequences of Postponing Upgrades

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Storm hardening of electric systems is no longer an optional luxury