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By Arturo Massol-Deya
University of Puerto Rico at Humacao 

Why privatizing Puerto Rico's power grid won't solve its energy problems

 

February 8, 2018



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Perhaps nothing is clearer to Puerto Ricans right now than the importance of having a good power grid. Hurricane Maria battered the island months ago, yet for many people the blackout continues.

Not even the alleged 70 percent of Puerto Ricans with restored electricity nor the few solar-panel users who never lost power have escaped the consequences of this prolonged outage, which include increased crime, business closures and unemployment, a...



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