February 21, 2018 / 9:36 PM / 7 months ago

House panel sets Feb 28 hearing on Puerto Rico's power restoration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee plans to hold a hearing next week to discuss efforts to restore Puerto Rico’s electrical infrastructure in the wake of last year’s devastating storms, the panel said in a statement released on Wednesday.

Central Palo Seco power station of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is seen in San Juan, Puerto Rico January 22, 2018. The luminous sign reads "Electric Power Authority, Generator Complex, San Juan Central, Pioneer of the Electrical System." REUTERS/Alvin Baez

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight panel chairman, Republican U.S. Representative Gregg Harper, said the Feb. 28 hearing would allow lawmakers “the opportunity to closely examine recent efforts to repair Puerto Rico’s damaged electric grid.”

The subcommittee did not list witnesses for the hearing.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chris Reese

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