Puerto Rico agrees LUMA extension

The Government of Puerto Rico has agreed to extend the island’s flagship energy P3 amid public protest.

The agreement will allow the Canadian-American consortium of Atco and Quanta Services to continue working on the project, despite disappointment from the public on its previous performance.

The project was designed to upgrade and increase the resilience of the island’s 30,000km energy system, but since going live numerous challenges have delayed and diminished the project, resulting in public outcry over outages.

In August, Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi warned the consortium that it needed major changes to the concession or the deal would lose his support.