Hurricane Maria storm response in Puerto Rico
2017 was a devastating year of hurricanes in the Caribbean. First, there was Irma, then Harvey, then Maria. Hurricane Maria became the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years, destroying homes, roads and bridges, and destroying the island's power delivery system.
In Maria's wake, the US Army Corps of Engineers was tasked with restoring a power system to Puerto Rico. They selected Southern Company subsidiary PowerSecure to mobilize resources for this effort. Power Secure then tapped Southern Company personnel from each of the four electric operating companies and Southern Linc to assist in the power restoration efforts in the island's western region of Mayaguez.
Southern Linc's team of wireless network communications experts worked to establish radio and cellular communications for Southern Company's work crews as they rebuilt Puerto Rico's crippled electrical system. Want to see the full interview? Click here to view the extended interview.