In Puerto Rico, solar power shines in the dark

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 4:26pm


Last week's 6.4-magnitude earthquake plunged Puerto Rico into darkness with widespread blackouts. While most of the island has since regained power, it may take over a year for one of the island's largest power plants to recover from the damage. Resilient Power Puerto Rico formed after Hurricane Maria to build microgrids supplying power to community centers around the island. When the earthquakes hit, their centers maintained power and became a critical resource for local residents. Boardmember José J. Terrasa-Soler tells The World's Marco Werman about his organization's goals to increase the energy resiliency of remote Puerto Rican communities.