Report: Restoring post-storm power to Puerto Rico took a year

A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed that nearly a year passed before electricity generation was fully restored to pre-storm levels in Puerto Rico. The annual Power Plant Operations Report states that government agency PREPA, responsible for the territory’s electricity supply, lost 80% of its transmission and distribution network following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. In the months that followed, the most prevalent source of energy was natural gas, imported from Trinidad.