The Electric Power Authority (PREPA), reported this Sunday, the possibility of blackouts “due to a breakdown” that was reported in Unit # 2 of AES.
The public corporation indicated in a press release posted on its social networks that the failure “could activate the program of service interruptions during the peak demand period from 6:00 pm if necessary.”
According to PREPA, the failure caused them not to have the expected generation to meet the forecast of maximum demand for this afternoon.
While the agency explained that “the maximum expected demand is 2,423 MW and the available integrated capacity of the generation system of 2,275 MW. According to the forecast, the deficiency at the time of the maximum demand will be 148 MW.”
They also indicated that technical personnel “continue to work on unit # 3 in Palo Seco to synchronize the electrical system unit and address this deficiency.”
So far 2,400 subscribers do not have electricity service, with Arecibo, Ponce, Caguas and Carolina the most affected regions.