Omaha District, partners successfully complete temporary power mission in San Juan
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, and partners proudly announced the successful completion of a temporary power mission project in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This Federal Emergency Management Agency led initiative aimed at restoring and improving electrical infrastructure in the region. This marks a significant step forward in the ongoing efforts to enhance the local power grid’s resilience and reliability in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017 and Fiona in 2022. The temporary power mission included the installation of 16 temporary power generation systems at two antiquated powerplants located in the city of San Juan. The Palo Seco and San Juan powerplants, constructed in 1959 and 1964, have faced major stabilization issues since their erection. The instability was caused by a combination of factors, including outdated infrastructure, insufficient maintenance, extreme weather, and natural disasters.