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Puerto Rico & Island Outages – Gensets on the Way!

Update on power outages in Puerto Rico and other islands with examples of diesel generators we are shipping to customers now.

With the unprecedented hurricane activity causing extended power outages in most of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, across the Caribbean, and Florida - Generator Source has been inundated with requests for generators to be shipped to those areas. Puerto Rico Generators

Having one of the world’s largest on-site inventories of low-hour, fully tested surplus and used diesel generators we rapidly answered the call.  We have been able to help customers of all shapes and sizes from large businesses and governments to small businesses and homeowners over the past week and month.

Most generators were load bank tested, ready to go, and were quickly on the road towards customers.  Here’s a small sampling of generator sets heading to the affected areas:

Recently Shipped Generators:

  •  (11) Mobile Units for Multiple Islands
  •  800 kW to Dominican Republic
  •  9 sent to Virgin Islands Schools
  •  18 Shipped to Restraunt Chain
  •  Several standby diesel generators for homeowners
  •  (7) 50 kW  Generators to Puerto Rico
  •  (1) 2000 kW Cummins to a Puerto Rico Hotel

Reports on Power Grids & EPA Update

Fortunately, the US Coast Guard and various government operations have been able to help get San Juan and a handful of other industrial ports on the south side of Puerto Rico back in operation (mostly on generator power). 
The rest of Puerto Rico continues their struggles, still having millions of people and businesses on the island without power.  Most initial reports are confirming fears that the power grids of both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgian Islands have sustained almost complete destruction to the power transmission infrastructure.  The NY Times is currently reporting the country could be facing months in the dark since 80% of T&D instracture is gone.

Due to these unique emergency conditions, the EPA just expanded the no action assurance and annonced that any restrictions on mobile power generators imported before January 31, 2018 will be relaxed.  You can find a copy of the updated verstion in PDF form from the EPA here (updated September 27, 2017).  The policy allows the agency to relax requirements on emissions and allows businessses and individuals the ability to run generators as long as necessary during emergencies like this. 

Shipping to the IslandsGenerators Headed to Vigin Islands

We have been working closely with freight operators who have boats scheduled every few days.  Most shipments have been going to various port in Florida and/or Texas then on a vessel to their final destination from there. 

With over 35 years of buying, selling and shipping industrial and commercial generators around the globe we are constantly replenishing our inventory so if you are working with (or for) someone in an impacated area and require an industrial or commercial sized diesel generator be sure to visit this page to see in-stock units or call us today at 800-853-2073.


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