LUMA Energy says it will not cover loss of food and belongings for subscribers due to power outages

LUMA Energy says it will not cover loss of food and belongings for subscribers due to power outages

Consortium Loma Energy It stated that it would not cover the expenses of household goods, food and other damages to its customers due to the public outage on Wednesday, which left thousands without electricity for several days.

This is how he put it Mario HurtadoVice President of Regulatory Affairs at LUMA Energy.

“We are not in a position to reallocate the expenses for the outcome of this event, it is a situation and an emergency that is out of our control. In this type of case, there is no claim for damages to food or equipment.” He said in an interview with Noticentro.

Because of the fragility of the electrical system, he said, “there are risks that cannot be managed.” “This kind of situation with an event like this, it’s out of LUMA’s control,” he said.

A power outage recorded Wednesday night at the Costa Sur plant has left all of Puerto Rico without power.

Initially , Electric Power Authority (ESA) and conservative Peter Pierluisi They noted that it would take between 12 and 24 hours to restore service. But this goal was not achieved until yesterday, Sunday, about 90 hours after the event.

On his part, the CEO of PREPA said, Joshua ColumbusHe said that the costs of repairing the damages recorded in the Wednesday fire will not entail additional fees for subscribers. Currently, there is no estimate for these costs.

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He pointed out that the General Organization had previously allowed claims from customers who had suffered damage to one of the devices.

“An investigation was conducted to see if the malfunction was caused by some bad operation or some negligence on the part of the authority or equipment malfunction.. it was part of what could be displayed in commercial offices,” he said in a radio interview (WKAQ – 580 p.).

On Friday, dozens of citizens went to the headquarters of LUMA Energy in Santurci to demonstrate against the consortium of blackouts. As part of the protest, food damaged by the event was left on the floor in front of the facilities.

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