Omaha District, partners successfully complete temporary power mission in San Juan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District’s Rich McConnel (left), Chief, Interagency & International Services/Rapid Response Technical Center of Expertise, and Anthony Kearney (right), Rapid Response TCX Construction Manager, discuss the Puerto Rico power mission on site in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 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 The instability was caused by a combination of factors, including outdated infrastructure, insufficient maintenance, extreme weather, and natural disasters.