Microgrid technology brings vital electricity to Puerto Rico’s hardest hit towns
USACE Task Force Power Restoration Commander Col. John P. Lloyd (foreground) and TF Power Operations Officer Capt. Aaron Anderson survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Maria as they walk through a neighborhood in Maunabo, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 3. To date, Anderson’s team has set-up microgrids in five locations, starting with Culebra Island. The next four were placed in the Southeast, which was ground zero, sustaining tremendous damage when Hurricane Maria made landfall. These microgrids are operating in Patillas, Maunabo, Naguabo and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico.