Puerto Rico’s fossil fuel power plants fared better than solar and wind, say feds

“Most onshore wind power plants, representing 76 percent of the island’s total wind energy, are currently not operating” writes Ap Photo Carlos for But the long half-year slog to restore electricity service to the island has been fruitful, particularly for its fossil and hydroelectric power plants.Solar energy farms fared a little better, with 32 percent of the resource not generating electricity.Over 99 percent of the hydroelectric and fossil-fueled power plants in Puerto Rico reported their status as operational as of April, according to the new report.All of those plants were either wind, solar, or advanced batteries used to store electricity from the renewable plants when the sun is not shining, and the wind is not blowing to produce energy.

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