MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Louis Berger has restored power to Hogar el Pequeño Joshua, a shelter offering services to abandoned children, and to La Perla de Gran Precio, a shelter for women, in the rural mountain village of Barrio Nuevo in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. This pro bono project is also part of an effort to create public and private sector awareness about the benefits of cleaner, distributed, mobile and resilient energy solutions. Especially in storm-prone communities, the distributed generation of solar hybrid microgrids provides many advantages over the reliance on a centralized grid alone.
To learn more, see our press release, Louis Berger restores power to La Perla de Gran Precio in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, using mobile solar hybrid power technology, and view media coverage below.
A ray of sunshine falls on Puerto Rico
Louis Berger restores power to withstand future disasters using modern, resilient and sustainable technologies, specifically solar microgrids. The pro bono project demonstrates the technologies while restoring residents' access to services before the central power grid is fully restored.
Louis Berger goes beyond recovery efforts in Puerto Rico to enable a renewable future
Tom Lewis speaks to AEC Next about the company's ongoing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the new pro bono demonstration project to provide solar hybrid and microgrid solutions.
Helping shelter without energy in Bayamón
Telemundo broadcasted Tom Lewis' interview on national TV the same day of the Bayamón solar microgrid installation event. Lewis talks about Louis Berger efforts to restore electricity to La Perla de Gran Precio and Hogar el Pequeño Joshua shelters using mobile solar hybrid power technology.
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More utility workers in Puerto Rico as power restoration continues
Tom Lewis, U.S. division president, tells Power Magazine that power in the capital San Juan "is about 90% back." As of January 31, Louis Berger has 873 people working in Puerto Rico helping with restoration of the island and 917 generators operating in the field.
Louis Berger hopeful in rebuilding, strengthening Puerto Rico’s power infrastructure in light of hurricane aftermath
Louis Berger builds a new, stronger power infrastructure in Puerto Rico. Tom Lewis notes that the power infrastructure before the hurricanes was highly unstable from a power stability standpoint.
Louis Berger tackles next disaster
In December, Tom Lewis led a group of Louis Berger executives to Puerto Rico, where the company deployed hundreds of employees, subcontractors and consultants to aid with the recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Louis Berger helped bring power to Culebra, a Puerto Rico island of about 1,800 people.
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