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    Corps installs 2000th power generator in Puerto Rico

    Corps installs 2000th generator in Puerto Rico

    Photo By Jacqueline Tate | Contract workers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers install a temporary emergency...... read more read more



    Story by Jacqueline Tate 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Temporary Emergency Power mission in Puerto Rico installed the 2000th power generator on Mar. 31, 2018.

    The generator, installed at an elementary school in Patillas, is one of 890 actively operating on Puerto Rico and augmenting grid power, producing 280.5 megawatts daily.

    “We are working hard to ensure the lives of the people of Puerto Rico go back to normal and essential services are restored as they recover from the devastation of the hurricanes,” Recovery Field Office Commander Maj. Manuel Orozco said.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tasked USACE with the Temporary Emergency Power mission on Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

    The USACE Temporary Emergency Power Planning and Response Teams are assisting with assessments and generator installations at critical facilities such as hospitals, water & wastewater treatment facilities in Puerto Rico.

    In Puerto Rico, the team has executed 2,103 of the 2,162 tasks received.

    Media interviews are available upon request by contacting the RFO Public Affairs Officer at, 513-265-7057.



    Date Taken: 04.02.2018
    Date Posted: 04.02.2018 13:15
    Story ID: 271503
    Location: SAN JUAN, PR 

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