San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 11th., 2021 — As part of LUMA’s commitment to transform Puerto Rico’s electric transmission and distribution system, the company has reached an unprecedented collaborative agreement with the ELECTRICOOP cooperative. With this agreement, more than a hundred ELECTRICOOP employees will have the very important opportunity to work together with LUMA employees to restore the electricity grid of Puerto Rico.
“The working agreement that is formalized today between LUMA and ELECTRICOOP, will contribute to the work already underway by LUMA in the stabilization and restoration of the power transmission and distribution system. It is faithful to our mission to provide a resilient, reliable and affordable system as Puerto Rico deserves. This alliance will be part of the hard work that thousands of LUMA employees, carry out daily to offer an efficient and safe service to all our clients,” said José Pérez Vélez, External Affairs Advisor.
For his part, Fundador Rosario, president of ELECTRICOOP mentioned that “it is very important to say that we had previously made approaches to the electric power authority to take into consideration the work we do. We were in the best disposition to be an important part of the restoration of our electrical system after Hurricane Maria that was when against all odds, we created ELECTRICOOP. Although they saw it with good eyes and viable, they did not give us the opportunity and we did not have the political influences to achieve it. LUMA considered our proposal on its merits and here we are today.” Rosario added that “this is a great victory for the cooperative movement of Puerto Rico and for all of us who live in Puerto Rico, because we are going to be part of achieving a reliable electricity transmission system because we live on this island that we love so much.”
ELECTRICOOP is part of the League of Cooperatives of Puerto Rico.
LUMA is a Puerto Rican company that, since June 1, 2021, operates the transmission and distribution system of electric power in Puerto Rico. LUMA is a mission-driven company dedicated to transforming the electric transmission and distribution system to provide all Puerto Ricans with the reliable, resilient, and affordable power grid they deserve. As a customer-centric company, LUMA’s entire workforce is focused on securely delivering an exceptional customer service experience to our more than 1 million customers.
The Cooperative of Professionals of the Electrical Industry of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean (ELECTRICOOP) is a cooperative incorporated on January 24, 2019 under Law 239 of 2004, General Law of Cooperative Societies. It is composed of professionals from the electrical industry, certified electrical experts and licensed in accordance with the provisions of Laws 115 of 1972 and 131 of 1969 respectively. During the training process we had the opportunity to link the College of Electrical Experts and to make it accessible to the experts of this organization to join as members of this cooperative.