Governor Cuomo Announces Aid Agreement with Newly-Elected Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi to Help Rebuild Power Grid and Improve Emergency Preparedness and Response
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the renewal of an agreement between the New York Power Authority and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to help Puerto Rico rebuild and reimagine its power grid, organize and maximize efficiencies in its utility operations, and prepare for future severe storms and geological events. The agreement builds on an agreement Governor Cuomo announced in 2019 and paves the way for New York to continue its ongoing support efforts in partnership with PREPA, the government-owned corporation responsible for electricity generation, power transmission and power distribution in Puerto Rico.
“When Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, New York stepped up to the plate on day one to deliver critical resources to the island and help our neighbors recover in their time of need,” Governor Cuomo said. “This renewed partnership will allow us to continue our important work to build back Puerto Rico’s power system stronger and more resilient than it was before and help ensure the island is prepared to withstand severe weather events in the future.”
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