Still no power in Caimito (San Juan) and other parts of the island. It’s been 16 hours now (for us). Others had no power before the fire at Monacillos.
LUMA Energy said they’ll have power back on for everyone by 6pm tonight. #ApagónPR
An explosion at the Monacillos Power Station, which is under consortium LUMA Energy’s property, left on Thursday thousands of islanders without electric power. Many said to lose power amid the event that took place at the station located in the town of Rio Piedras, San Juan. 1/3
This afternoon there was an explosion in Monacillos (one of Puerto Rico’s main power plants) and now there is a huge fire. The situation has left multiple sectors without power. https://t.co/rXyfrcpHsE
The explosion at Monacillos plunged 900k+ Puerto Ricans into darkness. Thankfully, most got their electricity back within a few hours. But ~15k are still without power across the island and some haven’t had electric for more than a week. https://t.co/uy6Fji3f8b
We ran the @AP story earlier today, but we also asked @Vaquero2XL to file his summary from San Juan about this #ApagónPR. Here it is.
The Explosion That Left Half of Puerto Rico in Darkness
Se ha reportado un fuego significativo en la subestación Monacillos. El fuego provocó apagones significativos en toda la isla. Se está evaluando la situación y trabajando para restablecer el sistema.