USACE Task Force Power Restoration Commander Col. John P. Lloyd, along with Capt. Aaron Anderson, TF Power operations officer, ask a resident in Maunabo, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 3, if she has power. Her reply: “Yes, and thank you, thank you so much,” Lloyd said. “Microgrids are a great tool to help us service areas where main grid restoration is not projected to be complete in the near term,” said Lloyd. “Microgrids allow us to proof a distribution system in an area prior to main grid restoration so that when grid power is restored, there is less time spent having to diagnose the lines. The system is also very versatile, and may be a capability that can be used in future storms throughout the region.”

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