12 Nov '17, 1am

#USACE ramps up power restoration efforts in #PuertoRico with additional $48 million:

#USACE ramps up power restoration efforts in #PuertoRico with additional $48 million:

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will ramp up power grid repairs by increasing the value of an existing contract by $48 million. The additional FEMA funds raises the contract amount with PowerSecure Inc., originally awarded Oct. 19, to $88 million. "Being able to leverage a contractor who's already providing great work provides us the ability to accelerate our ongoing efforts," said Brig. Gen. Diana Holland, Commander of the South Atlantic Division of USACE. "We are continuously looking at all available resources and ways in order to expedite the repairs that will bring power to the citizens of Puerto Rico." The increase in funds will bring additional personnel, equipment and materials to the island, which will allow for the repair of hurricane-damaged transmission and distribution lines, connecting them to power pla...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/196766

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