Ameren crews in Puerto Rico
Ameren Illinois and Ameren Missouri crews focused their restoration efforts on Rio Grande, a municipality in the northeast part of Puerto Rico

Powering Puerto Rico

Linemen come together to rebuild infrastructure and restore power on hurricane-ravaged island.

Over the last 18 years, Eric Eskra has restored power following tornadoes and ice storms in the United States. However, nothing could have prepared him for his experience in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in September 2017. “Everywhere you look, you see the effects — the buildings, the vegetation, the high-line poles, the distribution — nothing went untouched,” said Eskra, supervisor of electric operations for Division 3 at Ameren Illinois’ Lincoln

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