Puerto Rico was hit with an island-wide blackout Wednesday morning, according to the government-owned electric power company.
Black out in Puerto Rico.
The entire island is without power. There is “ZERO power generation at this point”, according to a 2nd @AEEONLINE spokesman
A fault was detected on the line 50700 which starts in Aguirre Central
It may take 24 to 36 hours to restore pour
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) April 18, 2018
Puerto Rico has been consistently suffering from an unstable power grid since Hurricane Maria struck the island seven months ago. The island had been experiencing the worst blackout in American history and second worst in world history before Wednesday’s blackout.
According to government officials, it could take 24 to 36 hours to restore power.
Just yesterday, the Puerto Rican power authority (PREPA) — or Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE) — boasted that 97 percent of customers had their power restored following Hurricane Maria.