AEE announces possible interruption of service starting this afternoon

A failure in a unit in the AES plant could cause the interruption of electrical service starting at 6:00 pm today Sundayannounced the Electric Power Authority (PREPA).

“We notify our customers that due to a failure in the AES # 2 unit, we do not have the expected generation to meet the forecast of maximum demand for today Sunday.”

The agency explained that the maximum expected demand is 2,423 MW and the available integrated capacity of the generation system is 2,275 MW.

“According to the forecast, the deficiency at the time of maximum demand will be 148MW. PREPA technical staff continues to work on unit # 3 in Palo Seco to synchronize the unit with the electrical system and address this deficiency. As long as this deficiency is not corrected, there is the possibility that the Energy Control Center may have to activate the service interruption program during the peak demand period starting at 6:00 pm if necessary ”.


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