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Power Struggle

Teams Got Creative to Restore Puerto Rico's Storm-Ravaged Electrical Grid

When Hurricane Maria blew through Puerto Rico in September, every single home and business on the U.S. island lost power. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its recovery program teams faced the daunting task of restoring Puerto Rico's antiquated power grid as soon as possible. "Our goal was to get the most lights turned on for the most people in the shortest time possible," says Capt. Aaron Anderson, PMP, project manager, USACE, Portland, Oregon, USA.
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