MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Louis Berger teams have been in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands since before the first storms landed. We have delivered and installed more than 500 emergency generators with more than 400 people supporting the USACE, FEMA, DLA and USPS emergency power missions to restore power to the island. The company also has been working with private sector partners and investors to supplement immediate power needs, while introducing renewables, such as solar generators and smart micro grids, to help Puerto Rico now while also establishing a more resilient future.
To learn more, see our press release, Relief Bound for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and view media coverage below.
In live broadcast interviews with Weekend Recharge and AMHQ at The Weather Channel, Louis Berger’s Tom Lewis discusses the progress of power restoration in Puerto Rico as well as the role renewables and private capital can play in the island’s recovery.
The Weather Channel
More than a month after Maria devastated Puerto Rico's power grid, a majority of the island's residents are still without power. Tom Lewis notes that new technology, such as solar and wind power generators and smart micro grids, can help Puerto Rico become more resilient.
Louis Berger is supplying emergency generators and other relief to clients that include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA. Tom Lewis shares his views with the Associated Press (AP) regarding the impact of deferred maintenance and the need for a more resilient power grid in Puerto Rico.
AP | Voice of America | Electrical Light & Power | WRAL.com | Seattle Times
At least 3,000 workers, 62,000 poles, 338 towers and 6,500 miles of wire will be needed to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electric grid, which a month after Hurricane Maria is at only 20% capacity. In his interview, Tom Lewis calls the disaster that struck Puerto Rico a confluence of challenges and outlines a path forward. Engineering News-Record (ENR)
Louis Berger has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support an unprecedented, nonfederal generator operations and maintenance mission in Puerto Rico.
U.S. Army | DvIDS | El Vocero | CB en Español | Metro
With more than half of Puerto Rico still waiting for power, the residents are ready to accept oil power temporarily if it turns the lights back on in the island. Louis Berger’s Tom Lewis shares his views on the immediate power needs in Puerto Rico and alternative financing options to bridge to a long-term, more resilient power solution.
Bloomberg | Washington Post
In this podcast, Power Systems Design talks to Louis Berger’s Tom Lewis about Louis Berger's efforts in assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. After the tropical storm hit Puerto Rico, Louis Berger shipped hundreds of commercial power generators to help with the island’s hurricane-devastated infrastructure.
Power Systems Design
Louis Berger’s annual Give Back campaign is supporting hurricane relief efforts through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. Donations will be matched through the Berger Charitable Foundation dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000 in support of the urgent relief effort. Please donate today! Give Back Campaign
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