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LUMA Honors Lineworkers in Puerto Rico

April 18, 2023
LUMA recognizes and celebrates all of its women and men line and field workers who work hard every day to repair, rebuild and modernize the electric system in Puerto Rico.

In honor of the 2023 Lineworker Appreciation Day, LUMA is recognizing and celebrating all of its women and men line and field workers who work hard every day to repair, rebuild and modernize the electric system in Puerto Rico.

“We are incredibly proud of the tremendous work being done by our lineworkers and field crews every day to strengthen the electric system and improve service reliability for our customers,” said Wayne Stensby, LUMA President and Chief Executive Officer. “Their hard work and dedication have been the driving force behind LUMA’s historic progress across the island. We are immensely grateful for their continued work to build the next-generation electric system that Puerto Rico deserves.”

Over the last 22 months, LUMA lineworkers and field crews have made historic progress toward Puerto Rico’s energy future that is clear and undeniable. This includes:

  • Clearing vegetation from more than 1,000 miles of electrical lines
  • Replacing more than 4,700 broken and failing utility poles
  • Replacing or repairing more than 37,000 streetlights
  • Clearing 100% of substations from overgrown vegetation and starting or planning construction to upgrade seven substations with brand-new equipment
  • Connecting more than 54,000 DG customers to rooftop solar, representing 330 MW of renewable energy added to the grid

As part of a commitment to build the next generation of lineworkers, LUMA employees have completed more than 34,000 hours of safety and technical training courses at the LUMA College for Technical Training. The technical college provides  education and development for the technical electric trades, including the first lineworker apprenticeship program in Puerto Rico’s history to be certified by the U.S. Department of Labor.

LUMA is also continuing its close partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). All LUMA lineworkers are members of this international union.

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